Hawaii Calls!

We are having an excellent adventure in Honolulu to celebrate our “30-something” (31, we figure) wedding anniversary.

We have enjoyed so many trips here, including one where we circled the Big Island in a rental car, camping at oceanfront state parks for a glorious week.

This time, we are celebrating in POSH fashion, 19 floors above Waikiki Beach and the Pacific Ocean in a deluxe condo. The two balconies have sweeping views of the ocean and the Ali Wai Harbor.

We can see the sailboat owners scurrying around on the docks, as well as outrigger canoes heading out to sea.

The sunsets are spectacular.

Thanks to the time difference, we can watch the Giants’ baseball games at breakfast while glancing at the ocean.

When we wake up, it’s mid-afternoon on the East Coast, where our son is at college. But we’ve managed to connect without interrupting his dinner hour. Ha!

We’re enjoying fresh Hawaiian fish from the Tamashiro Fish Market and fresh vegetables grown on the island.

The ocean is inviting – “70-something” degrees. At sunset we can hear musicians performing Hawaiian music on the beach.

It is not crowded, which is ideal. The downside is that Hawaii’s economy is still suffering from the fallout from COVID-19.

Years ago, we contemplated relocating to the Islands from California. But the schools weren’t great, so we dropped the idea.

As for now, we’re just thrilled to be visiting.

A room with a view.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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