In the middle of Kona, we meet a sea turtle

Fielding questions, our Dolphin Watch captain Nick told us that all we had to do to see sea turtles was go to the corner of the Kona Harbor. We walked there the next day. Bingo. My terrific daughter Elisabeth and sensational significant George Three went up close. We all appreciated the experience, my dear wife…

What do the farmers bring to the Hawaiian markets?

Our natural curiosity brought us to the Kona Farmers Market PDQ. Two of them, in fact. The whole family reunion spilled into the collection of white tents in the middle of busy Ali’i Drive the first full day of our dream vacation. We sweltered in the morning sun. The whole dang thing was set up…

There’s plenty to see while walking around Kona

There’s an attitude you feel while walking around Kona. Sure, Ali’i Drive is set up for shopping. Tourists are more than welcome to buy and dine. We walked, too, my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and fantastic significant George Three and I. Every dang day of the family reunion and dream vacation. I noticed…

The kid in the middle is truly Gifted

Frank Adler stood up when hard times came knocking. That’s what we learn early in <Gifted, the heart-tugger directed by Marc Webb from the screenplay by Tom Flynn. Six years ago, Frank’s sister ended her life, leaving a baby behind. He decided to raise little Mary as his own. She really takes after her mother…

We saved Hawaii Friday for Drew and Maritza

Nephew Drew had announced on the Family Reunion Facebook chat page a while back that everybody had to reserve our Hawaii Friday for he and his girlfriend Maritza. No problem. Once in Kona a few days, we were told that we were all going to a beautiful beach resort 20 or so miles toward Hilo.…

We spot many dolphins on a whale of an adventure

My wonderful daughter Elisabeth booked this special excursion for her significant George Three and my dear wife Karen and I far in advance. Sister-in-law Jana and niece Dacia spotted that news on the Family Reunion Facebook news-chat page and signed up, too. We met at a well-hidden Kona public launch for a 7:30 a.m. send-off,…

This makes it easy to rise in Hawaii

Mother Nature makes it easy to rise early in Hawaii. And I’m not (just) talking about the six-hour time difference. At our Aston Kona By the Sea staying place, the sun came up on the mountain side of our week stay. I chased the magical moment out on the road with my iPhone 6s. Too…