What does that word mean, exactly? Here’s an explanation copied from a worthwhile article written by Curby Rule ( http://www.huna.org/html/deeper.html ) alo, 1. sharing 2. in the present oha, joyous affection, joy ha, life energy, life, breath Using Hawaiian language grammatical rules, we will translate this literally as “The joyful sharing of life energy in the … Continue reading ALOHA!
On Friday, February 6th, we changed rooms. As the condo folks promised to move our things, we packed everything up and left for the day. We headed north through Waimea so we could look at the lovely Waipi’o Valley, the Valley of Kings. On a clear day you can see Maui. It was clear. Sure … Continue reading Big Island Time
Yesterday, we found a stunning little beach at Puako. It’s not a swimming beach this time of year. The water’s pretty swirly. But it’s a perfect beach to enjoy the honu (green sea turtles,) the sun and salty breezes. After spending time watching several honu going about their honu tasks, we stopped by the little … Continue reading Encounters
How do you describe a perfect day? For one thing, you don’t take many pictures because you are too busy absorbing it all. Sorry about that. The perfect day began with a snorkel trip over to the Captain Cook monument in Kealakekua Bay. Here’s the monument. Eight years ago, you could just rent a kayak and paddle over, snorkel … Continue reading A Perfect Day
Just a quick note as I drink my 100% Kona coffee…Friday night, we went to a Luau. The dancing was amazing. Took lots of little movies that I will post….eventually. Yesterday, we took an all day tour to the Volcano. Didn’t want to drive it was the main reason but, I gotta say, the small … Continue reading Volcano by day, volcano by night
We didn’t really visit Hilo, other than Hilo Hattie’s which is “The Store of Hawaii.” At least that’s what their tagline says. I like Hilo Hattie’s. I like Hattie. She must have really had some entrepreneurial spunk. Our plan was to visit a botanical garden. And we did, not the one we visited 8 years ago, … Continue reading Hilo, There And Back Again
Aloha! It’s been 8 years since Mr. Al and I’ve been to the Big Island. We kept meaning to, but you know…life and living and day-to-day and all. When we were here last, we were with a group of friends and took a whirlwind tour around the island. We stayed mostly in the south western … Continue reading Pu’ukphola Heiau
Good morning! I’m starting something new this year, the surprise Cameo! (Get it? Cammy? Cameo? Aren’t I the clever one?) Anyway, below is a link of my first ever Cameo Appearance. Note, not sure if you’ll be able to activate the link from your inbox. You may have to come to my blog site to access said Cameo. But … Continue reading CAMEOS!
What I loved most about our whirlwind visit to the islands was what they did to our fellow travelers and, truth be told,to us. We all got a little softer, a little more natural. I saw flowers in hair, leis, hawaiian shirts, lovely little skirts, sandals, flip-flops and relaxed smiles. The whole ship had … Continue reading Island Time–Big Island