Hawaii – Day 6

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:

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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.

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The stretch of beach by the restaurant is very rocky, but also beautiful.

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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.  

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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.

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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.
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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.

© Twenty Four At Heart

48 Responses to “Hawaii – Day 6”

  1. Maureen at IslandRoar

    Your trip just sounds better and better. Love that whale pendant. Living on an island, everyone talks about scrimshaw, but I’ve never seen it made into jewelry like that.
    Kudos to Briefcase for his thoughtfulness!
    Keep us posted about Felicia…

  2. Maureen at IslandRoar

    Your trip just sounds better and better. Love that whale pendant. Living on an island, everyone talks about scrimshaw, but I’ve never seen it made into jewelry like that.
    Kudos to Briefcase for his thoughtfulness!
    Keep us posted about Felicia…

  3. Maureen at IslandRoar

    Your trip just sounds better and better. Love that whale pendant. Living on an island, everyone talks about scrimshaw, but I’ve never seen it made into jewelry like that.
    Kudos to Briefcase for his thoughtfulness!
    Keep us posted about Felicia…

  4. Deidre

    I love the necklaces you ladies procured! Cute! (I bought three sundresses in hawaii…it enables spending money those islands!)

  5. Deidre

    I love the necklaces you ladies procured! Cute! (I bought three sundresses in hawaii…it enables spending money those islands!)

  6. Deidre

    I love the necklaces you ladies procured! Cute! (I bought three sundresses in hawaii…it enables spending money those islands!)

  7. Elaina

    I love both necklaces! Was Time Traveler’s Wife good? I’ve heard great things about it. And of course…I wan to see the movie.
    Hopefully your flight out of Hawaii will be okay. Humidity & hurricanes were new for me when I moved to NC too since I grew up in OC. But I survived many a summer with constant humidity and a handful of hurricanes/tropical storms.
    They can be something to watch! Mother nature in all her fury is incredible. But…hopefully you won’t have to experience it. 😉

  8. Elaina

    I love both necklaces! Was Time Traveler’s Wife good? I’ve heard great things about it. And of course…I wan to see the movie.
    Hopefully your flight out of Hawaii will be okay. Humidity & hurricanes were new for me when I moved to NC too since I grew up in OC. But I survived many a summer with constant humidity and a handful of hurricanes/tropical storms.
    They can be something to watch! Mother nature in all her fury is incredible. But…hopefully you won’t have to experience it. 😉

  9. Elaina

    I love both necklaces! Was Time Traveler’s Wife good? I’ve heard great things about it. And of course…I wan to see the movie.
    Hopefully your flight out of Hawaii will be okay. Humidity & hurricanes were new for me when I moved to NC too since I grew up in OC. But I survived many a summer with constant humidity and a handful of hurricanes/tropical storms.
    They can be something to watch! Mother nature in all her fury is incredible. But…hopefully you won’t have to experience it. 😉

  10. Jan

    Macadamia nut pancakes…
    *breaks into sobs*
    I hope you’re able to get home okay.

  11. Jan

    Macadamia nut pancakes…
    *breaks into sobs*
    I hope you’re able to get home okay.

  12. Jan

    Macadamia nut pancakes…
    *breaks into sobs*
    I hope you’re able to get home okay.

  13. Jeanne P

    I hope you enjoyed those books, great vacation reading! I just read the second one by ruiz zafon, not as good. Have you read The Hour I first Believed by Wally Lamb? Just picked it up and can’t put it down. It is about the aftermath of what happens after something like Columbine, to someone who lived it and to her loved one. Really good.
    Say hello to the islands for me, I lived on Oahu when I was in my 20’s hope to get back someday.

  14. Jeanne P

    I hope you enjoyed those books, great vacation reading! I just read the second one by ruiz zafon, not as good. Have you read The Hour I first Believed by Wally Lamb? Just picked it up and can’t put it down. It is about the aftermath of what happens after something like Columbine, to someone who lived it and to her loved one. Really good.
    Say hello to the islands for me, I lived on Oahu when I was in my 20’s hope to get back someday.

  15. Jeanne P

    I hope you enjoyed those books, great vacation reading! I just read the second one by ruiz zafon, not as good. Have you read The Hour I first Believed by Wally Lamb? Just picked it up and can’t put it down. It is about the aftermath of what happens after something like Columbine, to someone who lived it and to her loved one. Really good.
    Say hello to the islands for me, I lived on Oahu when I was in my 20’s hope to get back someday.

  16. Linda

    Did you have coconut syrup on those pancakes? *sigh* The jewelry is beautiful. I’m glad you are all having a relaxing time. You needed it. TTYS!

  17. Linda

    Did you have coconut syrup on those pancakes? *sigh* The jewelry is beautiful. I’m glad you are all having a relaxing time. You needed it. TTYS!

  18. Linda

    Did you have coconut syrup on those pancakes? *sigh* The jewelry is beautiful. I’m glad you are all having a relaxing time. You needed it. TTYS!

  19. missy

    I am currently reading The Hour I First Believed and am enjoying it very much. My husband leaves for Maui Saturday and I just checked weather and Felicia is weakening as it crosses the Pacific. It shouldn’t be a big problem by next week they say.

  20. missy

    I am currently reading The Hour I First Believed and am enjoying it very much. My husband leaves for Maui Saturday and I just checked weather and Felicia is weakening as it crosses the Pacific. It shouldn’t be a big problem by next week they say.

  21. missy

    I am currently reading The Hour I First Believed and am enjoying it very much. My husband leaves for Maui Saturday and I just checked weather and Felicia is weakening as it crosses the Pacific. It shouldn’t be a big problem by next week they say.

  22. emmysuh

    !!!!! Did you loooove the Time Traveler’s Wife? I’m reading it right now…but for the 40th time. Not really exaggerating.
    Hope the vacation continues to be lovely.

  23. emmysuh

    !!!!! Did you loooove the Time Traveler’s Wife? I’m reading it right now…but for the 40th time. Not really exaggerating.
    Hope the vacation continues to be lovely.

  24. emmysuh

    !!!!! Did you loooove the Time Traveler’s Wife? I’m reading it right now…but for the 40th time. Not really exaggerating.
    Hope the vacation continues to be lovely.

  25. Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Yay, you went to The Gazebo! Isn’t the wait atrocious?
    And if you get caught by Ferocious Felicia, at least you’ll have something to blog about.
    And if you make it to the other side of the island at all, specifically UpCountry and go to the Surfing Goat Dairy farm (where if you go at the right time, the kids can help milk the goats, and you can get some dee-licious goat cheese), tell them Nanny Goats in Panties says hello!

  26. Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Yay, you went to The Gazebo! Isn’t the wait atrocious?
    And if you get caught by Ferocious Felicia, at least you’ll have something to blog about.
    And if you make it to the other side of the island at all, specifically UpCountry and go to the Surfing Goat Dairy farm (where if you go at the right time, the kids can help milk the goats, and you can get some dee-licious goat cheese), tell them Nanny Goats in Panties says hello!

  27. Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Yay, you went to The Gazebo! Isn’t the wait atrocious?
    And if you get caught by Ferocious Felicia, at least you’ll have something to blog about.
    And if you make it to the other side of the island at all, specifically UpCountry and go to the Surfing Goat Dairy farm (where if you go at the right time, the kids can help milk the goats, and you can get some dee-licious goat cheese), tell them Nanny Goats in Panties says hello!

  28. Pseudo

    I bet I know the shop where you got your toe ring. All the way on the other side of Lahina… I have a toe ring on right now I got there six years ago.

  29. Pseudo

    I bet I know the shop where you got your toe ring. All the way on the other side of Lahina… I have a toe ring on right now I got there six years ago.

  30. Pseudo

    I bet I know the shop where you got your toe ring. All the way on the other side of Lahina… I have a toe ring on right now I got there six years ago.

  31. Fragrant Liar

    I am so jealous right now. I have been away for a week and there’s all this Hawaii stuff going on over here! Those pictures are gorgeous!
    Yes. Jealous.

  32. Fragrant Liar

    I am so jealous right now. I have been away for a week and there’s all this Hawaii stuff going on over here! Those pictures are gorgeous!
    Yes. Jealous.

  33. Fragrant Liar

    I am so jealous right now. I have been away for a week and there’s all this Hawaii stuff going on over here! Those pictures are gorgeous!
    Yes. Jealous.

  34. Celeste Maia

    Your entry sounds like news from paradise! Are you doing this with the intention of making us all green with envy? If so, you are succeeding…
    Gorgeous photographs of the sea and shopping and food, what else is there? Lolling in the roar and the dazzle of being there!

  35. Celeste Maia

    Your entry sounds like news from paradise! Are you doing this with the intention of making us all green with envy? If so, you are succeeding…
    Gorgeous photographs of the sea and shopping and food, what else is there? Lolling in the roar and the dazzle of being there!

  36. Celeste Maia

    Your entry sounds like news from paradise! Are you doing this with the intention of making us all green with envy? If so, you are succeeding…
    Gorgeous photographs of the sea and shopping and food, what else is there? Lolling in the roar and the dazzle of being there!

  37. For the Mommas

    So jealous! I love shopping in Lahaina. So hard to make decisions.. Your beach pictures make mine look, well sad.
    Glad your having fun!

  38. For the Mommas

    So jealous! I love shopping in Lahaina. So hard to make decisions.. Your beach pictures make mine look, well sad.
    Glad your having fun!

  39. For the Mommas

    So jealous! I love shopping in Lahaina. So hard to make decisions.. Your beach pictures make mine look, well sad.
    Glad your having fun!

  40. Kathy

    Another great way to have pancakes is bananas foster – mmmmmmmm instead of ice cream, pour it over the pancakes. No syrup needed. Yum. Now I’m hungry.
    Sounds like you’re having a great trip!
    I have to do PT for my neck (ruptured disc) and I laughed, because I immediately thought of the guy I have yet to meet as “the torturer” lol

  41. Kathy

    Another great way to have pancakes is bananas foster – mmmmmmmm instead of ice cream, pour it over the pancakes. No syrup needed. Yum. Now I’m hungry.
    Sounds like you’re having a great trip!
    I have to do PT for my neck (ruptured disc) and I laughed, because I immediately thought of the guy I have yet to meet as “the torturer” lol

  42. Kathy

    Another great way to have pancakes is bananas foster – mmmmmmmm instead of ice cream, pour it over the pancakes. No syrup needed. Yum. Now I’m hungry.
    Sounds like you’re having a great trip!
    I have to do PT for my neck (ruptured disc) and I laughed, because I immediately thought of the guy I have yet to meet as “the torturer” lol

  43. Denise

    My daughter and I both enjoy our collection of toe rings. Tell suitcase’s Boss that next time you want the $300.00 that he spent on the welcome basket, in cash, so you can add it to your jewelry shopping stash! (guess that might look a tad ungrateful, hu?) You can never have enough jewelry! lol
    Perhaps he reads your blog and will consider MY hint. laughing
    Denise 😉

  44. Denise

    My daughter and I both enjoy our collection of toe rings. Tell suitcase’s Boss that next time you want the $300.00 that he spent on the welcome basket, in cash, so you can add it to your jewelry shopping stash! (guess that might look a tad ungrateful, hu?) You can never have enough jewelry! lol
    Perhaps he reads your blog and will consider MY hint. laughing
    Denise 😉

  45. Denise

    My daughter and I both enjoy our collection of toe rings. Tell suitcase’s Boss that next time you want the $300.00 that he spent on the welcome basket, in cash, so you can add it to your jewelry shopping stash! (guess that might look a tad ungrateful, hu?) You can never have enough jewelry! lol
    Perhaps he reads your blog and will consider MY hint. laughing
    Denise 😉

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