E kala mai ia’u to those of you who are wondering why the blog is up so late today. We are in the Aloha time zone, and, as Calvin would say, the days are just packed.
It starts with coffee. Not just any coffee. Kona coffee, hand-delivered by the CE who braves the elements (warm trade wind breezes and gentle morning sun) to slog alllll the way to the hotel lobby for our java fix.
Then it’s time for the morning shakedown. We awoke our first morning here to a cacophony coming from our lanai – a small gang of birds had assembled, demanding their daily pay-off. We quickly learned to stockpile bread for their morning and sunset visits.
Then it’s time for a walk. A plus to our location is that there’s a 2+ mile beach walk just steps from our room.
Our beach here is a favorite resting place for sea turtles, so we do a turtle count each morning. We usually see at least two turtles sunning themselves in the sand.
After all that activity, we have no choice but to head over to the breakfast buffet.
Then the real work begins. Off we go to the pool, where it’s decision after decision. Sun or shade? Iced tea or mai tai? Chips and guacamole or flatbread and hummus? Just no let-up to the grind…
Then it’s back to the room and more decisions. Do you take an indoor shower or an outdoor shower?
No sooner do we catch our breath from the rigors of the day than the birds show up again looking for their late afternoon snack. And then, more decisions – where to eat dinner and watch the sunset?
With all this stress, it’s tough to get a blog post up, so mahalo for your understanding! More to come…