The best laid plans and all of that. I got sunburned yesterday. It is my own fault. I did not spray my 45 sunscreen on before I decided I absolutely had to go swimming in the ocean. Mind you it was only 10:30 in the morning, and I was only out there for 15 minutes. It was more than enough though.
I would show you my new “burn lines” but I think I’ve shown more than enough skin for one blog, for one blogger of a certain age for sure. You’ll have to trust me on this.
However, there were also some wonderful things happening here last night. Eating Sushi was not one of them though. My poor husband was thrilled when he saw on the appetizer menu Friday night, they served sushi on Friday and Saturday nights in the open air bar (where we go every night, pre-dinner).
Since Friday was our anniversary, we had made plans at the “fancy” restaurant here at the hotel. It’s name is Monette’s. Two brothers, the Monette Brothers own an award winning restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, The Flagstaff House. They are serving up inventive American French cuisine with Island influences. I must say the food was inventive and delicious. Needless to say, we didn’t have sushi.
We made a plan, a pact if you will, that on Saturday we would have a big lunch, then go to the bar and order sushi appetizers until we were full.
Sooo, we decide to dress ultra casual, shorts and aloha shirt for him, a casual sundress for me. As he puts on the shorts I hear, “What the hell? Hey, are these the reading glasses I lost on our last trip?”
I go into the closet, and sure enough the reading glasses he bought in NY on our anniversary two years ago, thought he lost on our last cruise in Dec., turned up in his white shorts’ pocket! “How terrific!”
“That’s one way of looking at it. Didn’t you check the pockets after the cruise?
Aw-w-w, why did he have to lay the blame on me? “Of course I checked the pockets of all of your jackets...I mean, why would I be checking the pockets of your shorts?”
So he found his $600 special order, reading glasses. That was pretty cool I thought.
Then we pop down for our big night of sushi, and the waitress said, “Oh, sorry...because of the beach clambake and the concert tonight we won’t be having sushi, just the regular appetizers.” To be honest, I didn’t care, I don’t eat sushi, but they also had some boiled shrimp I was going to eat. So we had some beers and went back to Monettes...only this time we had a table outside...which meant we did not get the same level of service as the night before. By then I’m laughing, not only did we pass up a clambake, and a concert by the Makaha Sons, but we didn’t get the sushi OR the package of mango bread to have for breakfast, like we did at Monettes the night before.
Well it is still Hawaii, so we came up to our room, walked out on the balcony and were greeted by the sounds of Hawaiian music from the concert, for free...not to mention the most spectacular show on Manta Point...where they shine spotlights into the water an the manta rays come up to feed. Usually you see one, maybe two or three, but last night we could see seven! I grabbed my camera and recorded the sounds ....the ocean waves and the last song of the night, “I’ll Remember You”...and I thought of “my” Don Ho, and the things I have told no one, not even you.