We are down to two days before we leave for the big island and I can't wait. I'm not really looking foward to the plane ride but I know it'll be worth it when we get there.
My wife and I are going to celebrate our eleventh anniversary. We were going to go to St. Johns last year but the economy tanked so we decided to wait and see what was going to happen. Now, with all the stimulus and buy-outs etc etc. we find not much has changed, other than the fact that we just got a year older. We decided not to let that happen again and planned on going somewhere for sure this year.
My wife started looking for places and then I suggested Hawai'i. It's going to cost a little more than we were planning on spending but we decided to spend it before Uncle Sam spent it for us. That, or he asked us to help him repay the debt that the idiots in washington continue to build.
Ah yes, that's another reason to get away. Away from the madness and callousness that society is becoming. Away to sit on a black sand beach and just reflect on how lucky we really are. To really slow down and enjoy each other and see the beauty of nature. To see her in all her glory, the ocean, the earth being born, the flora and fuana.
I'm lucky in another way too. My wife knows my passion for the sport of disc golf. She used to call herself a disc golf widow but understands it's what I really enjoy. It's healthy and I'm not somewhere in a bar sitting on a stool being a tool.
She also knows about the two courses I found on the big island and that I'm taking my discs, or at least a few of them, with me. She knows I've already found a couple local golfers there and plan on playing the first day we're there. But in fairness, I am only planning on playing two courses and more than likely only one round on each, but I'm not ruling out that second round either.
She really likes to read and be outside so she's okay with me playing golf. She's just going to chill by the tide pools or walk down to the ocean as the house we're renting is only three hundred feet from the ocean. She can sit and read for hours on end. Don't get me wrong as Stephen King scribes it, I am constant reader, but she is Evelyn Wood. LMAO.
We're not the usual tourists so we decided on the east side of the island rather than the more populated, big hotels, white sand beaches side of the island. We like to slow down and would rather hike the rain forest or a lava tube.
She reminds every time I see something that I think we should add to the itenerary, to just remember her down days.
Her down days are my golf days and it works out really well for both of us.
It's one of the reasons our eleventh year together feels like our first or second. We are happy and don't need someone to make us happy. That and we don't ever make each other unhappy.
I bought a new digital camera for the trip since my old one is a little heavy and older. The new one is an Olympus and is waterproof to ten meters, but just to be safe I also bought a divers case for it. Once the camera is secure in the case, it's safe for dives to forty meters although we don't plan on scuba diving. I figured it was a good idea to get the case because of the salt water. You can never be too safe when it comes to electronics and salt water.
I did pack all of our snorkel equipment too. Better to have ours as we know how it fits and everthing is in good condition. I'm really excited about the snorkeling because we're staying right on the tide pools of Kapoho.
The house we're renting even has a tide pool on the property that is thermal and gets replenished every day by the tide. It's like having a hottub outside, even though there is also a hottub on the lanai.
Well, I'll follow this up in a couple weeks with our adventures. I'll post some of the pictures too but just a handfull as I usually take quite a few. I'm like that.
More to come.