Work, work, work.

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.

How I wish this was scratch and sniff for you – there’s nothing like Kona coffee.

Refill time!

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.

Some things never change: the CE gets pushed around by a flock of birds

He appears to be eating out of my hand, but for all practical purposes, I suspect it’s the other way around.

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.

We often have the path all to ourselves.

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.

Signs on the beach tell us the turtles come out of the water to rest and digest their food. Kind of like the rest of us…

After all that activity, we have no choice but to head over to the breakfast buffet.

Lots of fruit, and the signature Portugese sausage.

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…

The pressure is almost unbearable, as you can tell.

Then it’s back to the room and more decisions. Do you take an indoor shower or an outdoor shower?

Many of the rooms have tropical outdoor showers. Fun!

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?

There’s nothing like a Hawaiian sunset.

With all this stress, it’s tough to get a blog post up, so mahalo for your understanding! More to come…

See how we suffer?


About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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7 Responses to Work, work, work.

  1. Helene Winter says:

    Again, beautiful pictures and just looking made me relax a little more! But, be back by October 4!!!

  2. dizzyguy says:

    CE here: The pictures do tell the whole story, which is a little embarrassing since the curtain is now thrown back to reveal whole story of what we do in Hawaii: Nothing. However, as the pictures do reveal, it is a truly heavenly Nothing. We are very happy here, and are made to feel at home by the presence of begging and thieving animals. Aloha to all!!

  3. Ang says:

    Trying to be happy for you and not just seethingly jealous. Not easy!!! Enjoy!

  4. Katherine says:

    Ack – I am positively Palm-Tree-green with envy looking at those photos and reading those delicious descriptions. Clearly I’ve been going to the wrong Hawaii all these years. From now on, I’m just going to trail in your wake.

  5. tdevir says:

    You guys really know how to do a vacation right!! I hope to someday have your lives. Can’t help but wonder if those birds and MrTube Sock will come home with you…

  6. pollo amigo says:

    Wish I could feel your pain…

  7. Katherine says:

    I don’t know if it’s the Kona coffee, or the mango at breakfast, or the outdoor showers, but the CE looks like a 20-something in that pool shot.

    Did I mention I was green with envy? Whatever is in the water (or the mango)… bring it home and share it.

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