Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Final Days

Our final days in Hawaii are here. Z and I left Maui Monday morning and flew to Honolulu. Since the flight is barely 30 minutes we had plenty of time to sign in at the hostel and hit the beach.

Z got some surfing in while I stayed on the beach with my book (sound like anyone you know PLG?). The beach here is gorgeous, if a little crowded. It was a bit of a chore finding some space in the sand to park our stuff. Life can be SO grueling sometimes.

We have found that rejoining the hustle-bustle of society is a bit overwhelming after our somewhat secluded life in Maui. We haven’t seen a McDonalds or Starbucks in over a month and I can’t say that our re-exposure to the commerce-driven world is entirely welcomed with open arms. I suppose we had to return to it at some point.

Yesterday we woke up early and headed out for a rigorous walk and did some yoga in the park. Z and I would like to maintain the active lifestyle we had it Maui…and we certainly achieved it yesterday.

After our morning exercise we picked up some fruit at the grocery store and enjoyed breakfast at the hostel. Then we took off for Diamond Head – a crater on the Island that is a significant tourist attraction. You hike up the crater with the promise of a stunning view of the city and beach.

Z and I walked the two miles there, up the crater and back. The visual was indeed worth it, however we had to fight a fairly serious crowd including the second-grade class that was visiting on their field-trip at the same time as we were. Good times.

We took it easy the rest of the day and flopped on the beach – sandwiched between the rest of the tourists. The water is clear and just the right temperature and we spent a good deal of time in it.

We ate dinner at what seems to be the only organic restaurant/ food counter in the area, Marie’s. Not bad, although we are still longing for Myra’s cooking.

After our meal Z and I enjoyed a beautiful sunset.

Today we will brave the buses and head out towards the University in search of Down to Earth (natural foods grocery store) and a used bookstore to trade in our books for new ones. Will the excitement EVER end???? Tune in next time to see.


Blogger SAVAGECORP said...

no starbucks and no McD's was a shock... uummm.. whats gonna happen when you come to Seoul?
CULTURE SHOCK.. hope ur ready 4 it!

8:08 PM  

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