Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Fresh New Day

For the past several weeks I've been dealing with some serious pain in the leg where I had my hip replacement last year.  It always takes me by surprise how constant pain can drain a person.  It's somewhat under control with the use of ibuprofen, but it's always there.  I finally had some blood work done and am awaiting the results to see what further action needs to be taken.

For the past 2-3 days the weather has been oppressive too.  Cloudy, rainy, cool--conditions that make one want to grab a book and a beverage and curl up on the couch even when feeling well.  So by the end of yesterday I was dealing with not only pain and apprehension but a serious case of cabin fever.

I say all of that as background for today.  It was a fresh, new day.  It dawned clear, sunny, beautiful & warm.  So off we headed to Ko Olina, one of the most beautiful areas of the island, to show a visiting friend the glories of the Ihilani & Aulani Hotels.

Pool at Ihilani

Ihilani Hotel

Aulani Disney Resort

Beach at Aulani


Mickey posing for photos

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waikiki Vignettes

It was a beautiful day in Waikiki today.  A little windy, but warm & sunny.  No big waves like the ones on the North Shore, but enough wave action for the beginning surfers.  I really admire the beautiful wave photos I see that are created by talented & dedicated surf photographers, but I seem to be continuously drawn to the action on the beach.  

There was, however, one surfer I couldn't resist photographing.  We watched her "catch" three or four waves and applauded her great efforts.  

We were ultimately rewarded with this great smile.  What a cutie!