Monday, February 28, 2011
Our time in Hawaii has come to an end. One of our final adventures was a visit to an old cemetery that we drove past several times and I just had to have a closer look. A small portion of the cemetery had more recent graves, but I made a beeline for the old section. So many of the gravestones were in disrepair, some no longer had names, and as you can see, some had crosses made from PVC pipe. But, all of the sites had a great view of the Pacific!
As I was roaming around, I came upon two ladies who were clearing brush and cleaning out the overgrowth up on the hill where there were three statues and a crypt below. I told them I was a lover of cemeteries and I thought it was so cool that they were working hard to keep things looking so nice. They said their parents were buried in the cemetery and they had been maintaining the hillside for the past ten years. The two ladies were such a hoot and so cute, I asked if they would let me take their photo. One of the ladies gave me a big hug, apologized for how they looked, and struck a pose!
Later in the day, we spent a couple of hours at Kalapaki Beach, where Howard rented a paddle board and did some paddling.
One little blip over the weekend necessitated a trip to the emergency room; there aren't many options on a Saturday night for getting a script for antibiotics. But I must say, waiting the three hours in the ER was pretty entertaining in Hawaii because so many people come in with gashes and cuts from surfboards, coral, and even an eel bite to the finger!
We had a final meal at Rainbow Living Foods in Kapaa, a tiny raw food restaurant where we had an outstanding and tasty meal: Rainbow Burgers and a shared mint limeade.
We'll be winging our way home for most of Tuesday, in our own beds by midnight. From what I hear, we're leaving behind warm, sunny weather and heading into a monsoon.