Return to Paradise
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The family arose at 4AM today to embark for the
I realize the international voyagers on this excellent site will laugh at this slight distance and a mere three-to-six hour time changeâ€¦but I suspect it might be a rude surprise to fellow Americans.
Thereâ€™s a part of me that is reluctant to squander precious time returning to an exotic locale when there is so much else to explore, but whenever I do it is magic! The first time you witness the completely alien topography of
Thanks to gaining five hours in time, we still managed to arrive at our accommodations mid-afternoon. The rooms at the Outrigger on the Reef hotel may be a bit tattered, but it enjoys a pricey location on
Don rang me around 3PM and extended a dinner invitation to Sam Choyâ€™s that evening. Donâ€™s wife, Martina, is a native Hawaiian and both she and her husband define the spirit of aloha. I asked Don for directions and his instant reply was â€śweâ€™ll pick you upâ€ť - welcome news for a human who literally arose at 11PM last night!
Friendships are invaluable, and it was with great glee we saw Don & Martina pull up to the hotel. I was pacing the entrance with my backpack stuffed full of gifts for our friends and their children. Previous experience taught me that we would need to reply to their shower of leis. When you visit
Hugs & kisses were exchanged and off we went. Sam Choy is a buddy of Emeril and his motto is â€śnever trust a skinny chefâ€ť, lol. His
If you endured my Kalalau blather, you already know Martina is a medical doctor who tends to the last few lepers on