Jane was my very best friend in high school. She up and moved to Hawaii a few days after her youngest graduated from high school. This place definitely suits her. It was absolutely wonderful to see her and we took up as if we hadn’t been apart at all.
Then Lynn, another high school friend who we hadn’t seen for at least 25 years and who, it turns out, also lives on Oahu, joined us… and brought fresh Hawaiian leis (that smell fabulous!) and Hawaiian chocolate with her. We were having fun even before our drinks!
Tom was an angel (see the halo?) to hang us with us girls all evening, listening us talk about people he didn’t know and experiences her didn’t have.
Drinks! With friends! At sunset! (Bliss!)
We watched some street performers and hula dancers for a while (I got great video, which I’ll post later. but no photos), and then we joined the family who “brought Jane to the Island” at a small, obscure local restaurant for… CRAB!
Today we’ll pick up Jane at her place, which is a stone’s throw from the beach on the other side of the island, and head to the North Shore and wherever else Jane wants to take us! Then tonight, we’ll pack up to head home. I am seriously worried at Tom being “forced” back to Seattle. I swear, he’d rip up his return ticket if he could. Snow in the forecast for Seattle does NOT help.