Stopping In To Say Aloha

Aloha!

I wanted to check in today from Hawaii.

I've been here several days now and I've done a lot of …

Nothing.

That's right – nothing.

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I used to come here a lot on business, and I've seen all the tourist sights multiple times.

I feel no guilt, whatsoever, doing nothing.

I've been catching up on some much needed sleep, swimming in some of the most beautiful water on the planet, reading when I feel like it, taking fewer photos than I thought I'd take (but still a lot), eating delectable foods regardless of their carb and/or calorie count, and drinking way too much alcohol – beginning fairly early in the day.

Yes, I'm having the perfect vacation.

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* Appetizers on our lanai at sunset. *

Our weather has been perfect so far.

Yesterday I had banana macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup for breakfast.  As an aside, I don't like pancakes and never have.  These particular pancakes are the only ones I'll eat – ever.  They were delicious.  (Although, I think I only ate one because they're very filling.)  When I finished my pancake(s), I began humming Jack Johnson's song Banana Pancakes and I don't think I stopped for the remainder of the day.

I followed up the pancake(s) with a pretty strenuous hike.  I'm making an effort to exercise every morning since there are so many beautiful places to walk/hike here.

As always, we're surrounded by zillions of huge sea turtles.  (We stay at a cove with a very high sea turtle population.)  For those of you who have never seen a sea turtle, it's hard to imagine how big they are.  Some of them get up to 400 pounds.

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I love the sea turtles.

In fact, I honestly feel some sort of weird spiritual kinship with them.

They're beautiful animals, graceful, serene … majestic.

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* Coming up for air *

My Internet connection here is spotty at best, but I'll try to pop in for updates as I can.  In the meantime, I'm taking photos of some pretty cool sights to share with you in future posts.

© Twenty Four At Heart

10 Responses to “Stopping In To Say Aloha”

  1. Jan

    “Jealous” doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. I wish we could afford to go back to Hawaii this year. *sigh*
    On the other hand, I am thrilled to hear you’re doing a lot of nothing, and enjoying the perfect vacation.

  2. Neeroc

    Enjoy your vacation, I love the do nothing type. Love, love the pics, cannot wait to see the beautiful vacation updates when you return…and

  3. karen

    Love these photos and a glimpse at a hawaiian vacation.. thanks for sharing. I love sea turtles too… something very peaceful about them.

  4. Di

    I love turtles too.. their long necks and inquisitive faces. They’re just plain cute! Oh, and pancakes? I’ll eat any kind of pancakes.

  5. Missy

    I love Hawaii! Just seeing the photos takes me right there. Have a relaxing vacay.

  6. Michelle

    I’m glad you’re having my holiday!
    Well, the one I wish I could be having, or even having one somewhat different to the one I am. (Two weeks off, and a lot of it at hosp and drs with hubby, who is having surgery on his heart next week. So not what I planned.)
    But I can live vicariously through your holidays 🙂

  7. Denise :)

    Now….I need perspective….stand on one leg and hold out your foot so I can see exactly how big the turtle is. Just kidding, well….maybe not! LOL
    Beautiful…BEAUTIFUL pictures. Be sure to share LOTs of them with us. 😉

  8. Denise :)

    Now….I need perspective….stand on one leg and hold out your foot so I can see exactly how big the turtle is. Just kidding, well….maybe not! LOL
    Beautiful…BEAUTIFUL pictures. Be sure to share LOTs of them with us. 😉

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