Now this is a genuine Hawaiian calendar

My dear wife Karen and I have been hanging calendars with inspiring photos from Hawaiian on our kitchen wall for, oh, a handful of years now, back to when we put the cheery scenes up in The Little Bitty in the Syracuse neighborhood of Eastwood. This past summer, I thought to purchase a 2018 calendar…

Now we can picture this perfect Hawaiian spot

Kona Family Reunion gift-giving continued: The kids gave us a nice frame and shots of the four of us at the breath-taking Hilo lookout. It was the closest she could find to the four of us together, my terrific daughter joked. Yeah, we gotta work on that next trip. But this will do very well,…

You treated us special, Hawaii

We flew into Kona Airport on Delta from Seattle. After seven satisfying days for my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth, fantastic significant George Three and I for the second edition of the family reunion, out we had to go. This time Hawaiian Airlines would take us to our first connection, a short jump to…

Here’s who loved swimming in Hawaii the most

A couple days into the big family reunion, Flynn and Lanie flew in from Seattle, joining sibling Steve and his super wife Joan. Having them with us at Kona By the Sea was a joy. Lanie loved the pool. The fact that she brought along some little friends made it more special. Tomorrow: I have…

Pina Coladas, real pineapple and more

I enjoyed my Pina Colada straight-up. Karen got one at Sam Choy’s with a special jolt. Elisabeth’s was called a Lava Flow because it was better off red. Elisabeth appreciated some sort of drink inside of a pineapple. And then there was this special dessert Elisabeth ordered at Drew and Maritza’s wedding dinner. Once in…