Greetings from Honolulu, where we are kicking off Spring Break 2014.
We flew in last night and, in spite of the 21-ish hours we spent in airports and on planes, all it took was one good night’s sleep to kick any exhaustion and jet lag that might attempt to slow us down.
Whenever we travel, we have certain habits and rituals that help us get acclimated — we hunt and gather for food and we also go on walkabout to see what’s around us.
So the first order of business this morning was to walk to the beach, which is just a few minutes away and just a half smidge from Waikiki:
The sand here is a golden color and very coarse:
We drove up and over the mountains north of Honolulu and, in spite of the rain, everything was beautiful.
Call us crazy, but we decided to brave one of Oahu’s two Whole Foods on a Saturday afternoon. Some of our purchases included local beer, local chocolate, and local produce. In just one day, we’ve eaten the best damn bananas and pineapple we’ve ever had.
By the time we had successfully gathered groceries, the rain had stopped and the clouds started to blow away.
We kept driving and stopping to look at the view. Everything was stunningly gorgeous.
By the time we got back to the South Shore, the sun was OUT:
Just in case you’re not familiar with Hawaii’s geography: