Welcome to Hawaii – Paradise Cove and the Lu’au


Saturday, July 7, 2012 – Phil is working again until noon. I spent the morning at the pool at Hyatt Regency Waikiki, enjoying quiet time without anyone around. I suppose I enjoy being alone so much because I am a writer, and writers truly need the isolation to nourish the creative muse. The morning isContinue reading “Welcome to Hawaii – Paradise Cove and the Lu’au”

Failure to Post on Weight Watchers Once Again—


Here I go once again, getting back on the wagon to post on this blog. How I bet it will still give me that ridiculous error, but I will try… Please don’t think I’m an idiot related to blogs. I am a writer, a travel food and hospitality writer, so I know how to blogContinue reading “Failure to Post on Weight Watchers Once Again—”

Welcome to Hawaii –Day Three – Escape to Paradise


Saturday, July 7, 2012 – Aloha! Today is my third day in Honolulu. It is still early morning, or should I say it is dawn. I glance out at the balcony, giving up on sleep since Phil is snoring and I am almost convinced there is a freight train running around in this room andContinue reading “Welcome to Hawaii –Day Three – Escape to Paradise”

Escape to Hawaii – Part Two of Day Two


Part Two – Day Two I arrived at the pool at 8:30am – 2:30pm, Eastern Time. Smiling at the attendant, I asked if it was too early to come to the pool. He smiled, asked my room number, and suggested a nice beach chair where the morning and afternoon sun works very well. He coveredContinue reading “Escape to Hawaii – Part Two of Day Two”

Welcome to Hawaii – Day Two – ‘Morning Has Broken’


Friday, July 6, 2012 – day two of my escape to paradise. Much to my surprise, I have no jet lag, managing to sleep very well. Awakening before the first morning sun, I slipped on to the balcony, to capture the changing colors of the clouds of Hawaii, or should I say, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach,Continue reading “Welcome to Hawaii – Day Two – ‘Morning Has Broken’”

Welcome to Hawaii – Day One – Escape from Reality


On Thursday, July 5, 2012, I did something totally out of character for me, driving myself to the Charleston International Airport at 4:15am. The neighborhood was totally dark, not a light on anywhere. Throwing my bags into the back of my car, I rushed to get inside and off I went. My flight to DallasContinue reading “Welcome to Hawaii – Day One – Escape from Reality”

Aloha — Honolulu Hawaii is the Greatest!


Freewriting briefly today while reminiscing about my sudden, unexpected trip to Honolulu, Hawaii. I am in awe about the trip…it was so like a pleasant, colorful dream…only, I do not dream. I will publish several stories about Hawaii later, after I rest and edit the 500+ photographs I took. Some of the stories I willContinue reading “Aloha — Honolulu Hawaii is the Greatest!”

On the Fourth of July — Independence Day


Today, America celebrates Independence Day, or as everyone calls it, “The Fourth of July.” Today is a day to give thanks and appreciation to our independence, expressing our appreciation to our Armed Forces. For you, the Armed Forces of the United States of America, I say thank you. Thank you for your willingness and passionContinue reading “On the Fourth of July — Independence Day”