I had a meeting in Flagstaff earlier this month. Watch the snow fall all day. It wasn’t “sticking”. As long as we got on the road while it’s still daylight we’d be okay. Snow is real pretty, until you have to drive in it. It’s not bad if you are the only one on the road. It’s when there are other vehicles that it gets dicey. People going way to fast, sliding, gliding, slamming their breaks. You can’t control other peoples driving. People think if they have 4-wheel drive they are fine. Well, ICE does not care what kine of vehicle you drive and ice will make any and all vehicle slide or glide.
I went to Kona for a wedding. Kona, HI! Just for a week, a great good long weekend. Now I feel/look prego. I ate and I ate some more. The portions are so big and soooo good. I don’t go to any franchises. Wait I lie! I went to McD’s in WalMart because they have Taro Pie! Better than apple and its pretty purple. McD’s in Hawaii is way better than mainland because you can get Portuguese Sausage and eggs for breakfast. Enough said.
Most every morning I would walk to Fish Hopper and have breakfast. I had a fresh papaya for breakfast. Wow – its been decades. Flashbacks of when I was kid; you want a papaya got get one in the garden. So ono. Loved just sitting next to the ocean, feeding my face. I go early like when they open, so it’s rarely crowded. Great way to start the day.
Went to visit Pele’s house. Part of it anyway. Went and saw the steaming vents. That kind of freaked me out. Because I think worst case scenario. WHAT IF Pele gets pissed off while I’m there. Earthquake, explosions, lava flowing….. My imagination precedes me. There was no Pele being pissed off and I’m okay.
We did a quickie around the island. Stopped at Rainbow Falls. Note – Siri lied and sent us across the river to OK Farms. The kids playing in the mud flagged us down. They know rentals & tourist when they see them. They told us the falls was across the river we were on the wrong side go back down the hill. So we stopped and asked the lady at the farm for directions. She gave us the down the hill, R, R. L, R directions. Evidently you have to ask Siri for Wailuku River State Park to get the real directions.
The lush forest and hugeass trees always amazes me. If trees could talk… the things the stories they could tell. The peace and quiet of nature is very therapeutic. UNTIL some bratty tired kids are screaming and not wanting to go where Mom & Dad wants to go.
We went to Akaka Falls in the rain. Rain in Hawaii is still warm, were a hoodie its all good. I was walking down about a quarter of the way and #1 says; you sure you can do this? I’m like yeah. Oh wait, if I’m walking down that means I gotta walk up. Ok, yeah I will go back up now. LOL
I got to taste Honoka’a’s finest Tex’s Malasadas. If you are from Hawaii its either Leonards’s or Tex’s. I think they are both good. I like Punalu’u’s Bakery ones too. I eat what get. I don’t discriminate. One of each, its all good. 🙂
For the first time since the 90’s us four sisters were all there together. Amazing. My sisters are hilarious. Like I didn’t know? LOL
I think I maxed out my credit card at the fabric shop. Discount Fabric Warehouse aka Fabric Heaven. Didn’t realize how much fabric I bought until I got home and piled it up. A bit much but now I’m inspired to sew. In fact yesterday I sewed to baby blankies, 4 sets distowels and hemmed a pareau. Boom!
It was a short and sweet vaycay. I need to do it more often. I hadn’t been home since 2011.
Be Blessed (\O/)