And back for more!!!
For the first time in recent history, we took a vacation that didn’t involve golf.. we couldn’t for obvious reasons… so…We visited Hawaii. 18 years ago we went to Kauai for a wedding, one week before my mother passed away. Haven’t been back since…for no other reason than its not the most convenient place to get to and back with a 5-6 hour flight. We had promised a friend a vacation, and for some reason she chose Hawaii. I guess she decided we have money coming out our wazoo. *yes I could have said no..* It was a very fun week doing fun things but I will never travel with somebody else for as long as I live. Too much drama when I am paying for everything.
I chose (with her input) and wanted to focus on some very fun experiences and she wanted to eat…and eat..and eat…she was obsessed with having food with her everywhere. We weren’t in the jungles..we were in urban Hawaii. We didn’t need to be carrying provisions like some sherpa. She just “felt” she needed to eat all day. Whatever. I wasn’t very sympathetic.
BUT.. we did have some good times amongst the food drama. I ticked a few items off my bucket list: I did a zip line for the first time and I also rode in a helicopter. THAT was a blast. My only complaint? too short of time spend doing THOSE things! We snorkeled and once I got the hang of mouth breathing and got equipment that didn’t LEAK, that was nice too. Ya can’t be a germaphobe and rent snorkel equipment..who knows what or if they clean that stuff with sanitizer…And Praise God for prescription snorkel gear…otherwise I couldn’t have seen the fish. I wouldn’t want to snorkel all day, but it was fun for the afternoon.
I also learned that being 51 didn’t mean I had outgrown my propensity for sea sickness. It wasn’t a Gilligan’s island 2 hour tour thank GOD, but a 45 minute catamaran snorkel tour. 5 minutes of fun before the seasickness set in. I think I’ll pass on the boat tour next time I would like to thank the individual who stole my towel FROM my back pack for at least leaving my wallet and my camera behind.. WTF?
But of course, work had to interfere with a flurry of texts that float coverage was spotty. ” Um, I am 3000 miles away on an island, How can I help you find a tech? I sent every tech text number I could find to my pharmacist, and I think it saved the day. A manager is a manager is a manager, no matter where she is in the world.
I also learned that Kona Coffee covered Macadamia nuts are as addicting as heroin…and available on Amazon!!
Aloha for now..
moving on to part III