Sent Keith and David away this week in an effort to bend their will. An important business decision they were going to pass on required my intervention.
Keith was up early Monday. I sort of remember him leaving but things are a little fuzzy at 5 am. Flight was at 6:30 am so he took an Uber to the airport. So began a Grand Adventure to Oahu, Hawaii and the North Shore. His itinerary took him from IDA to SLC to LAX to HNL. David and Keith met up at LAX for the last leg of the flight. Since I choose not to play fair, First Class on Delta to weaken their resolve. Arrived in Honolulu mid-afternoon. Met by a friend and her husband who took them for an early dinner at Restaurant 604. Guess it’s right there at Pearl Harbor. Ate right there by the waters edge with a great view of docks and boats.
Arrived on the North Shore to get settled and to do a little exploring before sunset. Despite being tired they went to Sunset Beach. Looks like a beautiful place. This part of the North Shore is known as the Seven Mile Miracle. Some of the beat surfing in the world. Waves can get as high as 30 feet in the Winter Months. After they got back Keith said he feel asleep the minute he laid down. Check out the sunset pics he took for me!
Started Tuesday early with a tour of the Dole Pineapple Plantation. Since he likes pineapple so much I guess it makes sense. Apparently they have a maze there that is pretty cool plus a train ride tour. Keith said he loved that maze! Sometimes he can be like a little kid. Got the tee as well.
After lunch and a tour of the property they went to buy surf boards. Yes I know. Why? I asked that myself. Scheduled their lessons with the North Shore Surf Girls and thanks to their care neither died. Highlight of a day surfing was the beach BBQ at sunset. I am glad they ate well, enjoyed the eye candy and didn’t die!.
Wednesday was the deep sea fishing trip. Didn’t hear from them until late. Nine hours out on the boat. Keith isn’t much into fishing but David is a die hard. Captain Ryan and his guys knew their stuff. Came back with plenty of fish and shipping some home. The crew took care of filleting it all and packaging it up. Keith was so impressed. At the end of the day he just doesn’t like the clean-up. Pretty sure this was the highlight of Davids trip.
Thursday morning business got done as time was set aside negotiating a deal. Grateful the these two troublemakers listened to us. They are fortunate because it could have gotten ugly. The rest of their day was spent at Turtle Bay snorkeling. One huge bonus from their business trip is all great advice from Greg on what to do on the North Shore. This Summer our vacation is going to be fantastic! It is crazy to me that there is so much to do in Hawaii. Seems like each time we visit you think you have seen it all. Not so!
I asked Keith to go check out Shark’s Cove as it is close to where they were staying. This time of year is not the best for snorkeling with the bigger waves but we are planning to go there in June. The place looks amazing. So much beauty but can be a hazard to your health.
A deal got done and a Grand Adventure was had. Friday morning came early. Flight at 8 am out of HNL to LAX where David said goodbye for PHX and Keith to SLC then IDA. The boys and I picked him up at the airport at 9:45 pm. Our friends were great hosts and were instrumental to my plans. Plus not sure Christie bargained to store the surf boards and other gear those two bought but age is a good sport. Who wants to hear what I did this week? 😂