Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunset at Waikiki

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.


Hilary said...

It sounds perfectly lovely, except for those sad injuries. That's a beauty of a sunset.

NormalToEatPB said...

Sharing great time with family like that makes tragedy bearable; I hope you have more choking on shrimp days :)

Joe said...

What was J's take on the prom style?

MDK said...

Glad you and family are having a good time. If you didn't convince me before, now I really want to go to Hawaii. lol! Lovely sunset

Pat said...

Sounds wonderful but for the shrapnel. Is this where they go for R&R or a permanent station, do you suppose?

Have you been to the Arizona memorial? So moving - will also wrench your heart out.

Hope you have a bunch more fun. So glad you're not sleeping through the week! :)

Mari said...

It's a lovely sunset♬
Yesterday I read an impression article about the dog and old woman living in Tohoku on Yahoo!♡
I remember Cha.
I'm living as usual☆
Have fun with your family!

Mari said...


Kappa no He said...

Hilary, we missed the sunset yesterday. But going again for sure today.

Normal, last night was choking on Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. Lol

Joe, I think he was very, um, surprised. We had another prom here on Saturday night. Seriously, I don't remember anyone looking like that when I was in high school!

MDK, and I never really wanted to go before. The weather alone has convinced me.

Pat, I know that soldiers come for R&R, not sure about a permanent station. Lots of retired vets too. It's quite a hopping place.

(I did take a nap today. Going out to look at waves after I type this.)

Mari, every time I see a hula dancer I think of you~! I hope the story is a happy one. I miss Cha.

Munir said...

Breath Taking is what I have to say:)