Friday, November 07, 2008

Island Fever

Call me crazy - but yesterday after doing the Waihe'e Ridge Trail hike and soaking in the island beauty, feeling a serious connection to my Hawaiian roots and heritage, and after speaking with my mom saying how terrible the weather is back in Seattle and that I should stay... plus a well timed call from my uncle Keoki saying we'd take a trip to Mahaiula and do some canoe surfing this weekend and BBQ.. well, I just found myself placing that call to the Hawaiian Airlines travel desk, postponing my ticket home and not naming a date... and booking a one way ticket from Kahului to Kona for only $69. Done deal. Today instead of coming home, I'm sticking around and getting some surf, sun and family time. Plus the really cool part - I'll get to stop in Oahu and visit with my grandmother on the way back to the mainland.

I don't think I've ever taken a spontaneous trip like this where I cancel my original plans and just be a beach bum. But why not? I'm blaming it on island fever...

3 comments:

james said...

Good for you!! George and I are completely JEALOUS!! But have a great time. Make sure you go down to Kona and have a few beers and people watch for us!! We love you lots and no one deserves this more.

cjmancebo said...

Now I'm glad I didn't go to SEA this weekend...would have missed you. Enjoy!

Fabien said...

Girl,
you have only one life... take your time, enjoy life as it comes, don't rush anything...