We arrived in Princeville yesterday after a long flight over the big blue ocean. We started our flight with a POG Mimosa's (POG = Passion Orange Guava juice) and ended our flight with Mai Tai's garnished with fresh pineapple and a cherry. Great way to start a vacation if you ask me.
We got off the flight and as typical Seattlites, were jones-in for a Starbucks. After the GPS drove us in circles for 15 minutes we finally narrowed in on one. Dean will be doing 100% Kona after this fix. The weather could not be more perfect. It's sunny, in the low 80's with a light breeze.
We had dinner in Hanalei at Postcards Cafe. Deee-lish. Dad and I had Ono (swordfish fresh from the ocean that day) topped with macadamia butter, and served with green beans, mushroom mashed potatoes, and a pesto topped tomato. Dean had a wonderful dish called Sorrento. A creamy pasta dish with fish, clams, shrimp, spinach.
We have a running stream and pond next to our unit and it was lovely to fall asleep to the sound of water and singing frogs. The frogs are actually pretty loud, though not unpleasant. We'll try to record them somtime this week. Sunday morning view from our lanai below.
We woke Sunday morning to sun peaking over the mountains and chirping birds. I forgot how much I missed the sweet smell of the air here. We've also enjoyed listening to the locals talk with that sing-song flow to their speech.
We'll check in later to let you know how the day unfolded.