I have always loved this island for as long as I can remember. I love the mountains, the ocean, the breeze, the city, the country
Growing up, we ALWAYS came here to visit family. We came for Summer, Spring Break, Christmas...whenever we could.
When I graduated from high school I came here for college.
Those were some of the best years EVER.
I made life-long friends from just about every corner of the world.
And of course, I met and married mine-truly
Since this place is so important to both Keola and I, we knew we had to bring Nōweo to meet her aunties, uncles and cousins, and to introduce her to the place where we became a family.
As you can imagine, I didn't get to hold her very much.
but I still managed to get some time in
We introduced her to the beach, but not the water...there were jellyfish and it was REALLY sunny.
Six days was waaaaaay too short, but we'll always make it back there, to our first home
no matter where we go.