In Hawaii we're staying at the Hale Koa, a military hotel. I was raised an Air Force brat so being back in this kind of environment is extremely nostalgic to me. Even more than being back in the States it feels like being home. A visit to the PX and that special PX smell brought back memories, made me feel like a kid. I was just waiting for an MP to step around the corner and ask me what I was doing.
Sad note: Their are quite a few wounded men and women here. Today I saw a young man with shrapnel burns across his face. And here I was I thinking my heart couldn't be torn out any more...
In lighter news: There was a prom going on and the kids all looked amazing. My gawd (!) the cleavage. Since they don't have prom in Japan my husband asked, Are all these people getting married? It was cute. Speaking of cute. The prom's theme was Hello Kitty which just this side of surreal.
Great seeing mom and dad. We laughed so long and hard over dinner I choked on my shrimp. I miss that most of all. Not sure what our plans are for tomorrow. I personally just want to sit under a palm tree and write and read. Maybe nap a little.
Here's the sunset on the beach we watched while eating dinner. Still haven't had my mixed drink yet. But this will do instead.