Easter In Hawaii

Happy Easter! Court and I are enjoying a feast over at Kaawa Loa. I want to bring Michael and Greg home with me – they’re both great cooks. My plate is just a small sample of what was on the breakfast buffet. Berry cobbler muffin (fresh from the oven) cheese quiche, smoked salmon, capers and fruit. Courts plate looked like mine except he loaded up on more fruit plus a piece of taro toast with lilikoi butter.

The Easter Bunny visited early this morning, bringing Court some chocolate, and Ka’u oranges and tangelos for me.

Oh hey look! No vog… almost. Blue skies have been a rare sight in Kona this week. And probably for quite some time.

Rainy nights and cool mountain air have made for clear mornings, but it usually ‘vogs’ over by early afternoon. A few days ago it looked like dusk before before 4pm. We haven’t seen a single sunset yet! We’re spending a beach day in South Kohala on Monday, and are hoping to catch a decent vog-free sunset.

Running has been a challenge too – I’ve gone for a couple 2 milers here and there, but at Kawaa Loa’s altitude and muggy air, I don’t have the energy. Instead, I’ve been walking laps up and down the 600 ft incline driveway. It’s quite the burner!

Court and I took advantage of the clear skies on Good Friday. We packed a case of beer and boogie boards then hiked down to our favourite beach where we met up with our Georgia friends.

Beach bum camp

Before we knew it, 7 hours had passed and it was starting to get dark. After a final look, we packed up and hiked back through the lava field desert. Goodbye, Makalawena Beach, you were good to us.

Another thing we took advantage of is Kenichi Pacific’s half price (Happy Hour) sushi rolls. We’ve been in Hawaii since early March and this week was the first time we went out for sushi. Oh, it was fantastic and we loved that fresh snow crab was used in the Rainbow rolls.

I also enjoyed miso soup with clams and chilled sake that was infused with banana, coconut and pineapple.

After polishing off the first platter of rolls, we ordered one more roll, along with sea urchin. It was our first time trying urchin and it was…different. Very different. Lets just say I wouldn’t order it again. Court is still dry heaving and having nightmares from it. I’m still having nightmares from the basketball sized urchins that I saw on a reef a while ago.

We’re off to catch some waves and work up a dinner appetite! We have an Easter date with Sam Choy’s lanai tonight.


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