I woke up to the sound of roosters crowing. That was about 2AM. They have been at it off and on since then and it’s almost 6AM now. I think the kids are still sleeping though I can’t see how they could given the now almost constant crowing. We are very much in a local residential area and I knew there would be unfamiliar things, but I never expected that one. Still, I don’t care, because I’m waking up in Hawaii and that is seriously amazing!
We are staying at an AirBnb in Kihei (key-hey) which is on the west coast of the island. It feels warm and tropical and there’s no solid glass on the windows, just strips of glass like a set of blinds you can open and close so there is not a lot of separation from the nature and noise outside. The kids are in one room and I am in another. It’s a five hour time difference between here and home so it may only be 6 here but its 11AM in Nebraska.
When we arrived last night we got our bags and the car we are borrowing and made our way to get groceries, gas, and dinner. By the time we got to the house, it was only 8:30, but we had been up for over 20 hours and really done for. I think we were all asleep by 9. The time difference may affect things a bit, but if anything, we should be up and ready to roll when the sun comes up.
I’m not sure what is on the agenda for today. I intended to let them sleep in as long as they can to recover from the travel day yesterday and then we can look at the map and decide what’s next. We will most assuredly walk to the beach and jump in the ocean. We are also going to meet up with my friend and former co-worker, Ken, and his family for dinner. After these first couple nights at the AirBnb, we will be staying at his place and taking care of his house and cat while they are away on vacation.
He LIVES in Hawaii and is going somewhere else for a vacation. Doesn’t that seem just outrageous! 😃
Now that I am finally here and looking out a bedroom window at lush tropical plants bursting with flowers and feeling the difference in the air, it’s finally real. I made it!
I made it here and now I’m going to make the most of it. The sun is up now and the roosters have been joined by a whole host of other birds welcoming the day. It’s time for me to do the same.
Aloha Kakahiaka, 🌺