We arrived around 1 and were met at the airport by Uncle Steve. Then it was off to Da Kitchen for a genuine Hawaiian lunch (which I'm very glad we had even though I wasn't very hungry at the time). The portions were huge; one kahlua pig plate was more than enough for the two of us, though I added a slice of coconut cream pie because ... well, it was there. And it was good. Everyone had a bit but it didn't get finished.
After that we stopped by the hospital where Uncle Steve works and chilled out for a bit while he took care of a few things; our most important accomplishment was setting up for an 8 AM kayaking trip tomorrow from Makaena. It seems early but I know we'll be up at the crack of dawn.
The waiting got us kind of sweaty, and I decided that going to the beach and getting in swim number one was the plan of the hour. We dropped our stuff off at the house (we're lucky to have such nice accomodations - our own room with its own bath!), then went to Charlie Young Beach, just down the road. It was, what, 84 out, and we could see Molokini, Kahoolawe and Lana'i in the distance from our spot on the quite warm, golden sands. Clouds were flying overhead, but they seemed bent on raining on the mountains behind us. We were there for about two hours (Aunt Donna met up with us there), and gosh, it was nice. I'm going to try to swim in the ocean every day we are here. It's a small goal but one worth accomplishing.
Now, with a little shopping under our belt, it's dinner time and then we'll some sleep. With the computer here, I'll probably have good luck getting updates, but they'll be about once a day. Hope you're all doing well and check in with you tomorrow.