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After our raging dance party, admittedly today was slow goings.  Jeff was like a “jamby” – that’s how my mom pronounces “zombie”.  Jamby!  Jamby!!!  We headed inland towards the the largest privately-owned cattle ranch (Parker Ranch) in the US which is located in Waimea (Kamuela).  It is said that King Kamehameha III arranged for three Mexican cowboys to come to the Big Island to teach the locals about cattle ranching.  Thus, the birth of the Hawaiian paniolos (cowboys)!  Viva Mexico!!!!!

I had to take Jeff to one of my all time favorite dives, Hawaiian Style Cafe.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is full on diner style cooking with plates heaped full o’ food!!!  They are famous for their plate of kahlua hash, two eggs + fried rice – which is what Jeff devoured.  Perfect hangover food!!!  Just what the doctor ordered!!!  

 

 

 

Note:  good thing I did my calisthenics this morning because I am starting to get C-H-U-B-B-Y.

I didn’t really take many pictures of Waimea because we plan to be back for the Paniolo Parade on Saturday!  I can’t wait!!!  I love a parade!!!!!

 

If it looks like all we do is eat, well it’s true.  We drove east towards the little town of Honoka’a to Tex’s Drive In.  Home of the fresh out of the fryer malasada!!!  Hot, doughy, sugar coated Portuguese heaven!!! I took a picture like this last year in front of Tex’s when I came with my dad.            

 

 

 

You can get malasadas cream, fruit filled, or plain.  I prefer the pure, unadulterated plain malasada.  They are really hot + fresh, like pillows!!!  http://www.yelp.com/biz/tex-drive-in-honokaa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We drove north west to the artist community of Hawi.  Jeff took the Kohala Mountain Road which was windy + rose up high in elevation, making me very nervous + manic due to Jeff’s erratic driving!!!!  Thus, no scenic view shots because Jeff was enjoying that while driving, as I was in panic mode keeping my eyes on the road from the passenger seat because somebody else wasn’t!!!!

 

We slowly meandered around tiny Hawi, browsing the art galleries.  Happy hour at historic Bamboo restaurant + gallery.  

http://bamboorestaurant.info/

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry for the non scenic photos today.  We are a little worse for the wear.  It’s Flashdance that really put us over the edge.

 

 

On our way home to Puako Fantasy (our glamorous rental home), we stopped for a refreshing swim at Hapuna Beach, which is the most pristine + swimmable sand beach in the state.  

Deep thoughts…..

 

 

 

 

Yesterday + today were our first real days of relaxation since being in Hawaii.  Hard to believe, I know – but with the wedding + our neurotic, hyperactive personalities we’ve been on the go so much!!!  Now that we have our Puako Fantasy home, we are really going to stay put + take advantage of it for the rest of our amazing stay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s my tiny little head swimming in the ocean + this wiry old chappie who was running lap after lap along the beach REALLY fast + spry!!!  Stud!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another muscle competition pose by yours truly.

 

 

Wish you were all here.

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Puako Fantasy

Yesterday, do you all recall the drama we encountered with tractors + jackhammers right next to our Puako honeymoon rental?  Well, after I called the rental management company leaving three very angry messages, the care taker who resides in the main house below came to sheepishly explain to me that even she was surprised by the construction this morning, as well.  Verrrry suspect, considering it appeared that the work looked like it had been going on for quite a while.  I asked her to get the scoop on how many days they planned to be working because I couldn’t deal with the noise because I come from downtown los angeles, yo + I do not need to be listening to generators + trucks backing up all day!!!  I do not!!!!!  When she returned, she said they were re-building the sea wall + would be working for the rest of the week.  OH HELL NO!!!!!!  I called rental management + asked them if we had other options.  While I was angrily negotiating + hopping mad, here’s what Jeff was doing:  

 

 

Enjoying a snack, y’all!!!  He let’s me be bad cop because he knows I can be as mean as a hornet when I get fired up.  I see how it is…

 

 

 

Guess what, folks?!  They moved us into a house down the road – A HOUSE!!!!!!  We went from a studio TO A HOUSE!!!!  AND they gave it to us for the SAME PRICE as the studio!!!!!  A $510 a night house for $225 a night!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Granted, the studio was full of character + super charming, but it was small – I had to shuffle things around to prep dinner + had little buggies hanging around.  But, this house had a stove!!!!  Washer + dryer!!!  Dishwasher + tons of counter space!!!  I felt like a housewife fromthe 50’s.  Being a lady of modernity, I was seduced!!!!

Shiny!!!  Bright!!!  Sparkly!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Also, there was a mezuzah on the doorframe, so we knew we were in the right place.  For all not in the know, the mezuzah contains a parchment inscribed with specific Hebrew verses from the Torah.   My mom will be so happy to hear about this!  Shalom!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wraparound windows in the living room!!!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our backyard!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection in the window from the porch.

 

 

 

The master bedroom with retro phone + Hawaiian quilt bedding!!!  Love it!!!!!!  By the way, I’m really not talking on the phone in this picture.  I just like to pretend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s kind of funny, because when we first got to the house, we noticed construction going on next door on a new home.  I was going to flip.  But Jeff talked to the guys + they were just building a deck.  I can deal with some hammering + sawing over a jack hammer any day!  The houses are far enough away that I don’t even hear them from the porch!!!  Score!!!!  Also, this is turtle central!!!!  It is like a turtle cafeteria in our backyard!!!  They are muncha-crunching out there, we swam alongside them + you can see their little heads surfacing the water all the live long day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like this cutie-patootie’s sleeping style!!!  Snoozel noodle!!!

 

 

 

 

 

This adolescent is like, “Peace out, you old folks keep napping!!!  I gotta motor!!!”  Action Jackson over here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoopeee!!!!!  Wild card!!!  Black sheep!!!  The rebel, as they say!!!!!                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up the coast, Kohala’s ritzy, cha-cha-cha resort hotels.  Oh, rather!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s just say we spent the rest of our day enjoying the house to da max.  After moving in + moving out of the old digs, we just wanted to straight up chill.  If chill means doing 3 loads of laundry.  That night, bartender Jeff blended some cocktails + fired up the 2 grills.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a romantic!!!  Jeff insisted on traveling with the tealights we had recieved for the wedding from the Catlows + meticulously lights them every night!  He’s a better man than I!!!  Oh, wait that didn’t sound right….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We blasted the radio + had a dance party in the living room!  When Flashdance’s, “She’s a Maniac” came on, we tore it up!!!!  We got so psyched, Jeff found a youtube clip – in german + we kept on dancin’!!!!!!!

Ja!!!Es ist so gut!!!!  Enjoy!!!