Monday, November 12, 2012

Lost, scared, and in need of a room to rest

Today started out (and, not to give anything away or anything, but also ended) perfectly. Beautifully.

See? Evidence. Perfect weather.

A great time was had by all involved. We started out early, headed for Kualoa Ranch, where parts of "Jurassic Park," "Pearl Harbor," and "Lost" were filmed.

Amazing, amazing location. Simply breathtaking. I wish I could stay there forever, just staring up at the sky, walking, hiking, napping, longing, sunbathing, hiking, dozing, running...

I'm really not one to toot my own horn, but in all honesty, I have seen "Jurassic Park" about a million and a half times (I fell asleep once when I was sick or super tired or something). I knew - I KNEW - the part the tour guide was going to say at this part: "they're flocking this way." See, I KNOW that movie! Backwards and forwards. Up and down. In and out.

And then there was Hurley's golf course, from "Lost." (More pictures to come from Tim's more-expensive-than-mine camera.) We had to climb to the top; it was incredible. The whole place was amazing.

And then there was Laie Point, which was also very beautiful (and windy... and sheer cliff-y, which made me more than a little nervous-y).

Somebody (who shall go nameless ...ahem, Tim... ahem ahem) had to tempt fate. Scared me. Always scares me when he does that.

Oh yeah, and blah blah, we also swung past a macadamia nut place and the Byodo-In Temple (which CHARGES for admission and photo-taking now, so we opted out, and took pictures from the road instead, cheap SOBs).

Ahh... Kona Brewing Company. Things got a little fuzzy after that stop. There were tons of laughs on our way back to the hotel, a bunch of which were at least in part due to my imminent and very pressing problem of needing to locate the facilities. As. Soon. As. Possible. Which of course meant that every light HAD to be red. Naturally.

All in all, a wonderful day; I would gladly do it all over again. For just the food. Or the laughs. Or the sights. Or the weather. Or the time relaxing with family. Or, best yet, for the combination of factors that made today memorable.

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