Saturday, February 20, 2010


I've been in Hawaii for 6 days including today, which i don't really count because I was supposed to fly out last night but to make a long story short, I didn't and am here this morning as the sun is breaking over Diamond Head and spilling onto the rest of this beautiful place. Now to remind you, I came out here from Northern VA just after that "little" blizzard of the century we had a couple weeks ago. So needless to say this breath taking island was a sight for my snow blinded eyes. After being on the island for 6 days there were a few things I realized, some quicker than others:

1. There is a secret ab program over here that probably 90% of the island has discovered. Never in my life have I seen so many 50 year old men with abs of steal. Don't worry, I'm working on finding out what the secret is and I'll let you know when I do... I'm hoping it has something to do with pineapple or their shaved ice (snow cones).

2. It does rain in Hawaii. poo. BUT normally when it's "raining" (more like a spitting or misting), you'll more than likely see a rainbow somewhere or another. pretty.

3. Can you say illiterate? That's what happens to you when you're a "main lander" trying to read the traffic signs out here. You literally can NOT read the signs without sounding like a kindergartner learning how to read for the first time. Likelike.... so you know, is pronounced leeky-leeky not LIKE-LIKE. just so you know. And that's an easy one by the way.

4. They. Have. No. Chick-fil-a. How is that possible??? I mean it's bad enough they aren't open on Sundays, but not one single establishment on the whole island. These people have it rough ;)

5. There are more shades of green here than I ever knew existed and some how, some way they all coordinate with each other.... God can be such a show off sometimes.

6. You can eat fish for every meal. and it's a-maze-ing!

7. Being 10 minutes away from a beach is "far" from the beach.

8. The snow cones here are to die for. TO. DIE. FOR. I would gladly give my right arm for another Hawaiian Delight! mmmmm mmmmm mmmmmm.

9. Flying in and out of HNL is almost never an on time thing... I was delayed coming, cancelled, going, delayed going etc... Let's just hope I make it home by Monday, or I may just have to take another week of leave!!

The final thing I've realized while being here in Hawaii....



Full of JOY said...

I need way more details then this! I am so dying to hear about this trip!!

Kimi said...

Giving your right arm for shaved ice is not dying Katie. But I'm really glad you had an amazing time. I'm 1. jealous but then 2. threw up a little when you said there was no Chic-fil-a so therefore 3. am not jealous anymore. ;-)
Love ya!

Katie said...

I felt the same way when we were there for a week last August.

Want to go back together?

Katie said...

is this a trick question, Katie?? YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! Without a doubt, yes!