Back to The Islands

I need sunshine!  It has been raining here for days.  Yesterday I saw a bit of blue sky and the sun peeked through for a minute but my friends and I at the coffee shop all ran outside to see it and I think we scared it away.  Alas!

After New Years Amoeba and I are off to the Big Island again.  Of course it is a vacation for me but he has to work.  Taking me along makes the trip a little easier on him, too.  Then he doesn’t have to worry about cooking, cleaning, laundry and such when he is working 12 – 15 hour days and making charts, graphs and reports half the night.

Still, cooking and cleaning only takes so much time and I’ll have hours I am alone to fill with … something.  I cannot just sit on the beach ad nauseum.  I am a lily-white haole and I will burn to a crisp.  That’s why I decided I should build an itinerary.  I found this great vacation ideas website designed to feed me ideas and detail the best features of vacation destinations of choice.

I also looked up some vacation tips.  I wasn’t looking for the usual “pack sunscreen and take a hat” stuff.  I wanted to know best places to eat — good food, little money — and sights to see.  Funny thing is, I was looking in my hometown rather than Hawaii. Imagine my surprise when I discovered Coeur d’Alene, Idaho featured on the site.  In the course of reading about it I also discovered CdA  appears in Patricia Shultz’s book ‘1,000 Places to See Before You Die’.  I always knew my hometown was special with it’s huge blue lake, green mountains and year-round sports options, but I guess it will always be in my heart as the sleepy little mill town it hasn’t been in a long, long time.

3 thoughts on “Back to The Islands

  1. Well, I hope you enjoy your time on the beach (and off) but I also love that you found some excitement right around home. I think we forget to enjoy the place we are because we see it everyday.

    All the best to you and yours this holiday season.

    🙂
    Traci

  2. With our below freezing temperatures and wind chill that much colder, a trip to the islands sounds rather lovely.
    I’m glad you didn’t wash away in all of that rain!

  3. I hope you enjoy your time at the beach. it’s always nice to get away from the cold weather and into some really nice warm weather. I hope the weather for you will be perfect too.

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