Happiness is a Warm Paniolo + a Pig and Pineapple Pizza.

Look for the red sign

We drove up the road a piece to Waimea last night for dinner. Turns out the best Italian food outside of NYC happens to be in Hawaii! If you’re ever in the neighborhood, be sure to order the Big Island pizza at Solimene’s.

Waimea indicated in red (map from Wikipedia)

Tiny place in an unassuming strip-mall, but big on heart and on portions. After dinner, the kids posed with this paniolo –  what Hawaiians call cowboys. Turns out that Waimea is home to the largest privately-owned cattle ranch in the USA.

Finally - someone taller than Taylor!

For those of you expressing jealousy over our trip, hey, it’s not all perfect here in Hawaii – oh, wait, actually, maybe it IS perfect. Sorry…

Surf is still high, beaches technically still closed, but hopefully the kids’ “swimming with dolphins” excursion will still be on for tomorrow. As for the rest of today, it’s all work, work, work. Eat, apply suntan lotion, eat, pick up a book (I’m reading Les Miserables, so it’s a heavy one!), eat some more – you get the picture. Bernadette, if you’re reading this, all we can say is a big Mahalo to you!

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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