Monday, October 5, 2009

Kona Morning

Our flight over the ocean on the way to Kona was very smooth – until the last 10 minutes or so.  Then it got quite bumpy.  I guess the winds were fighting with the pilot.  There were a couple of times that the plane seemed to drop and people on the plane would go “whoa”.  Although my hands were wet with sweat and I was gripping Brad’s hand I knew this was just fairly normal for flying into Hawaii. This was the first time that I can remember ever having a female captain.  The next day I was thinking how odd it was that she hadn’t made any announcements and then I realized that she had and I had assumed it was the flight attendant.  Gloria Steinham would be so disappointed in me.


Getting out baggage took a very long time.  Two flights had arrived at about the same time and that just seemed to be too much to handle for the luggage crew.  They have to unload little bits at a time, drive it over to the luggage area, unload it, go back and get more.  After having only picked up of golf clubs we decided it would be good for Brad to take the clubs and hop on the shuttle to get our car.  Not long after he left our two bags showed up and I carted them out to the street, put on my ipod, got out a magazine and waited for Brad.


Brad showed up in a nice little Chevy Malibu that we loaded up and off we went.


As Nancy had predicted we missed the turn-off for the resort but it didn’t take long for us to realize our mistake and soon we were back on track.  The resort is only about 9 miles from the airport so we didn’t have a long way to go.  We arrived at the reception area and they were ready to check us in with a glass of rum punch.  Just the ticket!!  As we were checking in Tad took our luggage to our hale.  When we were ready Tad drove us in a golf cart to our home for the next 8 days. 


I have heard these described as grass shacks. Sure they have grass roofs but they certainly aren’t shacks.  Ours is very roomy with one wall being almost all sliding glass door looking out through the palm trees to the ocean.  A very perfect place.


As it was just about time for the sun to go down we hurried out to the deserted beach and watched as beautiful sunset.  Then we went back to our room, unpacked, and got ready to go and forage for some food. 

We decided to head off property and go to Ceviche Dave’s.  Only problem was we didn’t know exactly where it was and we weren’t able to find it.  We did, however, find a nice little sushi place where sushi dishes went past your table on a conveyer belt.  We had a lot of fun and a lot of sushi for a great price.  Then it was back home to get to sleep.


We slept like babies. 


Until later…

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