Thursday, March 17, 2011
To the beach!!!
What a beautiful day yesterday!! We couldn’t be happier or imagined things being more wonderful.
First things first … have to go to Starbucks to “connect to the world” via internet. How do we survive without this??? Oh, and the coffee – for Dwight. J While he shopped for cars, I took the boys to Walmart to get some items for our new abode (soaps, rags, a real skillet, food, etc).
We’ve been so thankful that Dwight is not allergic to anything here. We thought perhaps he was since the first few mornings at our vacation rental he woke up with itchy eyes. We think maybe there was a cat there at some point. Thankfully, he’d clear out during the day.
We called in the reserves – aka Grandma Gail. With my contractions, I began to feel that I needed Mama here soon. So, Daddy found her an amazing flight out that very night! (before all the spring break traffic). So we drove over to Kona to get Grandma. She arrived an got her luggage and was waiting all of 5 minutes before we pulled up. We’d planned to be there earlier, but the Hawaiian way of traveling is SSSSSLLLLLLOOOOOOWWWW … like the speed limit, or something … or even slower!
While traveling home North of Kona we stopped at the beach. A real beach, for the first time!! The boys were absolutely in awe and having THE time of their lives. The water is like bath water – 70 degrees ish. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in the sand before. Orin was wearing his Tevas until I convinced him that there was nothing sharp this time. J They loved going out and then running back before the waves caught them. This is definitely their playground. Dwight and I felt a little like lifeguards – especially with Ty who can’t really judge when he’s gone too far out. Quint was satisfied with sitting just where the waves would wash up around him, next to Grandma Gail. Aaaahhhh!!!!!! This is HAWAII!
Feeling revived and refreshed, we drove through Waimea again and stopped for Thai food, Dwight’s choice. The Spicy Chicken he ordered burned his mouth like nothing he’s ever had before! J Everyone else enjoyed Cashew Chicken and Pad Thai. We had the restaurant to ourselves and our waitress loved us. J She served us 2 dishes of dessert for free – with toasted coconut ice cream and leiche (sp?)ice cream ( a local fruit – perhaps the one grown here on the orchard we live in). Super sweet.
Home at last … to our own beds. It felt so good, I didn’t even have 1 contraction!
Up at 6:30 this morning with the light. Feeling rested and relaxed. We have to return our rental car this evening so car shopping is necessary. We have lots of numbers to call and people to connect with.