I got back to Wyoming on the 7th of this month, and it was a shock to be sure after three weeks in the arms of the Big Island of Hawai’i. It was an incredible journey and I’ll be sharing some of the special moments over the coming weeks.
The photo at right is the view from the lanai of the ohana unit (family unit) I was staying in during the last two weeks of my stay in Hawai’i. You will notice the overcast sky. Most of my second and third week on th island was overcast, or at the least partly overcast as it is “winter” there. Kiluea is also putting out a good bit of gases right now also, and that contributes to the grey skies. The place is on 1 acre of land, and I can’t say enough kind things about the owners. They were incredibly kind and generous with a true aloha spirit. There is just about everything you can think of growing on this property, and I was told that if I got hungry to just go out and graze. Many mornings when I got up, outside the door on the table on the lanai would be fresh picked mangos, oranges, tangerines and avacados. Also each morning when I woke up they would have put their copy of the “West Hawai’i Today” newspaper on the table outside my unit for me to read.