Writing Twenty Four At Heart has been such a great experience. You, as readers, continue to amaze me time and time again with your perceptiveness. So many of you have even become adept at reading between the lines. I get comments here on this site, on facebook, on twitter and emailed directly to me. Yesterday, some of them astounded me with your insight.
Several of you asked for news of The Torturer. I have none to share as I've not talked to him since prior to my departure. I'm sure he's fine. No, I didn't "finally kill him" as one of my readers inquired jokingly. I really don't have anything beyond that to share right now.
A few of you recommended my family try a restaurant in Napili called The Gazebo for breakfast. One thing I've learned in the short time I've been blogging is that you are a great resource for information. Although we've been to Maui many times we had never visited The Gazebo before. Thanks to you we went on Day #6.
The view from the restaurant looked like this:
There was a long wait to get in, but we really enjoyed our morning there. After eating far too many macadamia nut pancakes, we walked along the tide-pools.
The stretch of beach by the restaurant is very rocky, but also beautiful.
After breakfast we made a trip to the local bookstore. I have a family of readers and we're all enjoying having the time to indulge while we're here. I've read The Shadow of The Wind and The Time Traveler's Wife so far.
The males in my family spent the afternoon golfing. My daughter and I were sent to wander the tourist shops in Old Lahaina.
Really? Briefcase should have given that some thought before he sent us off. Although my arm definitely needed a day off from swimming, I think it ended up being an expensive round of golf for Briefcase.
For one thing, my daughter and I came home with new toe rings.
Toe rings make me happy!
My daughter began collecting amber jewelry while in Europe last summer. Amber is beautiful and not expensive. She picked up a pendant in Old Lahaina.
My apologies for the blurriness. She was really cute when she inquired regarding the price. She exclaimed, "I just got paid I can afford it!" and grinned ear to ear. I think it only cost $30.
I found something unique for myself.
This whale pendant was carved from a whale's tooth back in the 1950's. Antique scrimshaw (as it's called) is hard to find. Whales are now protected – as they should be. This smiling, friendly, whale has been around for ages. A jeweler added the gold spout which has a loop in the back to hold a chain. I probably wouldn't wear something like this if I lived in the midwest. However, living in Orange County makes marine life around the neck fashionable year round. I really love this piece for its history more than anything. It's a piece of the past.
We got "home" in the late afternoon.
Briefcase's boss surprised us by sending us an enormous gift basket which was delivered within minutes of us entering our condo.
This is the second year in a row he's done something like this for us. The basket is overflowing with Hawaiian made soaps, candles, jam, papayas, mangoes, a pineapple, cookies, candies, two bottles of wine, a bottle of champagne, tropical trail mix, cheeses, crackers, etc., etc.
Because we were out and about all day we decided not to cook on the beach on Day #6. Instead we enjoyed our favorite Chinese restaurant here. We return there year after year.
On the hurricane front ….
Day #6 was hot and very (!) humid. I'm not used to humidity because we pretty much have none in California. The weather here is definitely changing. The latest I've heard is that flights to Southern California may be subject to change next Sunday through Wednesday due to Ferocious Felicia as they are now calling her. We are scheduled to fly home next Tuesday evening. Let's hope we're able to leave as scheduled. Felicia will hopefully end up being much less ferocious than her pre-game press has built her up to be.
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