Yesterday:

I caught Brian out painting steps. I also tried, for the first time, searching for sea glass in the surf. I didn’t find any but I’m going to keep trying.

Kris and Blair arrived so we had to give them a big aloha welcome with leis. They had a long travel day but with big smiles they immediately started to breathe in Hawaii.

On the way back to our side of the island, we had a dinner place picked out for them to try: Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop. I had the seared ahi (and for Paul H.) it was grilled rye bread, seared fresh sashimi grade tuna, avocado, caramelized Kula onion, jarlsberg cheese, local basil pesto, garlic aioli, watercress. Everyone’s meal was outstanding. Blair raved about the bread.

Today:

Rain in the morning with a double rainbow next to Lanai. We picked up Kris and Blair and had an outdoor breakfast—with POG—at Aloha Mixed Plate. Saw a submarine go by! Cool.

Karen and I are still very much in lo-mo world. Today we walked all the way down to the beach (impressive!) where we read and took a dip in the pool. Late afternoon we got cleaned up and then Kris and Blair walked over for sunset, conch blowing, and dinner. Ten bells!

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