Every now and then I get misty. Misty for the Aloha state. Actually, it’s every time I pass the mai tai mix at the supermarket.
Years ago when I was A) collecting a real paycheck and B) had no infant car seats and C) hub’s real estate practice was totally booming, we would vacation in Hawaii once a year. There are Ten Big Reasons Why I Miss Hawaii and am secretly plotting to use my miles to somehow return very soon.
#10 You can wear really loud bright colored shirts and no one, and I mean no one, will dare say ‘Boo’ to you. In fact, loud floral themed aloha wear is encouraged. No, let me rephrase. It’s required.
#9 The flora is breathtaking. And smelly – in a good way. Have you ever known the heavenly scent of a plumeria lei ?
#8 The sea creatures are right up in your grill face.
Like this octopus . . .
And this shark . . .
OK, sometimes behind glass, like at the Maui Ocean Center. Thank goodness, because I’m terrified of sharks ever since my two brothers made me watch ‘Jaws’ when I was nine. That’s a real brother for you – inflicting terror and all the while laughing at the sight of my horror and fear.
#7 Mai Tais and other fantabulous tropical concoctions with little umbrellas.
#6 The many wonders, like the ‘mini’ Grand Canyon of Waimea (Kauai). . .
Spouting Horn (Kauai)
the Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools, Hana Maui) . . .
the Napili Coast of Kauai
and Big Island lava flow !
#5 Keikis in swimsuits.
#4 Beautiful old historic churches
#3 The Grand Wailea where I spent my honeymoon.
#1 Sunsets at the beach, but of course.
Have you ever visited the Aloha state ? True paradise, right ?
Wishing you a fantastic weekend, and a very large mai tai.
Aloha friends :-)