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Maui and a Molokai Trip

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by slip, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. DaveNW

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    Yes! It's crazy, and I know it, but it's real for me. And it's not a huge deal, really, considering I've lived with it all my adult life. If presented with something with bones in it, I'll quietly cut the meat off the bone and eat it with a fork. It's not usually a problem. Well, there was that time on that Sunset Dinner Cruise on that fancy boat off Waikiki that served Surf & Turf. Totally fancy dealio, with a wonderful setting. I'm expecting a nice big steak (which I'm fine with), and a lobster tail. (I can do that if I don't think about it too much.) They brought out our dinner, and placed this huge tray in front of me, with a big, shiny, silver dome cover over it. With great fanfare, the waiter whipped off that dome...

    And there, on the plate, surrounded by little ruffles of lettuce and a caper or two, was a small steak and a HUGE lobster - antenna and all. I was shocked. I hadn't expected it to be that, um, "complete."

    I decided I had no choice but to deal with it. And I did, but the meal was kind of a blur. I was told I handled it perfectly, broke off the tail, took out the meat, and acted like everything was normal. It was an expensive meal, and I won't ever admit to anyone (except you Tug folks - you won't tell anybody, I'm sure ;)), that I didn't taste any bit of it. Yes, I ate every bite, but I don't remember tasting anything.

    Is that ridiculous, or what? Give me a burger, or something boneless, and I'll tuck right into it and enjoy every bite. But make me remember that Bambi or Bossy or Nemo was a real critter, especially with eyes looking back at me in rude judgment, and I have issues. Man, I sound like such a wimp! LOL! Oh well, it's my issue, as I said.

    Let's all go to dinner - to someplace that serves a nice casserole. Or a good hot-dish, for you northern midwesterners. :D

    Dave
     
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    My wife shakes her head every time I order a whole fish like that but it’s not common in most places I usually frequent and it’s usually very good. I know I don’t think too much about it. It was nice that they did offer the option here. I know a lot of places won’t alter the way the make it so choice is good and it’s no big deal.

    Everybody has there own things to deal with. At least you found a way to deal with it.
     
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    Yes, all that meat comes from some magical animal.... :D But I can understand, based on that childhood experience.

     
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    We have three weeks on Kauai every year and would love to know more about storing totes with Lyle. Logistics, cost etc. Thanks!
     
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    An entertaining blog. Thanks slip/Jeff.
     
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    Yes, I’ll send you a PM. Where do you own on Kauai?
     
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    Thanks, I’ll have another one in May. We plan on a visit to Kalaupapa, the leper colony and we want to try to do the hike in the Halawa valley. That’s if my wife’s hip is up to it. It’s my wife’s birthday during that trip and she definitely wants to have her birthday dinner at Hiro’s at the Hotel Molokai.
     
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    We drove ourselves on the road to Hana and spent one extremely humid night in a condo in Hana. (We enjoyed the freedom to do things at our own pace.
    I will never do the road to Hana again! Fly me into the Hana airport if I have to be there! (Great lava tube to explore near the airport and gardens.)

    We decided that we will stick strictly to our weeks at the Pono Kai Resort on Kaua’i from now on, and make overnight trips to the other islands if neededed,but this is the last year for our visit to the Islands due to financial reasons and trying to save for an out of state move, so all of our Pono Kai weeks will be up for rent for 2020 on,until we get moved and settled.
    Never was a fan of Maui, considering my fibromyalgia seems to always go into a flare when I’m only on Maui!
    I’ll take Kapa’a/Pono Kai any day over any other resort on Kaua’i!
    Used to love Oahu back in the 1980’s when things were simpler and I was much younger!
    Amazing how all the islands have changed over the years!
     
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    Should of took my suggestion of purchasing the Sactional Pieces from LoveSac! You would never have to replace your furniture ever again, just buy the washable slipcovers for a change in decor! The Sactionals are guaranteed for life, and can be configured in many ways! Well worth the price, especially when there are sales going on! I swear by them for my own home!
     
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    When you get back home, Have your wife look into a Physical Therapist that is trained in Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy (specifically that studied the Simons and Travell method...run if they didn’t!), and get Dry Needling done in the Trigger Points for her hip! I swear by it now that I’ve had it done several times this month in my lower shoulder blade area for my Osteoarthritis in my right shoulder and the pain the trigger point was causing in the shoulder, right arm and numbness down into my fingers!
    It’s the best thing I’ve done for pain so far and has been unbelievably great! 6 more sessions to go this month!
    Seriously, check it out and ask the PT’s training before going to them! Must be trained in the Simons and Travell method or she could end up with more damage than good! (Email me for the website for tons more information on this!)
     
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    Jeff, Thank You for your wonderful recap of your whole trip! Sounds like your wife definitely approves of your choice of Condo that you purchased on Molokai!
    So glad the acupuncture helped her out so quickly! (Please take into account my suggestion for her to see a PT with Myofascial Trigger Point and Dry Needling training when at WI home!)

    Can’t wait for your next episode in May! (Too bad we will just miss running into you on one of the islands!...Someday again!)

    Glad you two made it home safely and feel free to email me anytime with new updates, especially how your daughter is handling Denver!
    Don’t work too hard now that you are back to the “cold” home!

    Take it easy....love the new tattoo!
    -Cathy
     
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    Thanks, I sent you an email. Next time we are on the islands together, we need to go to dinner or lunch. My wife told me last night that she wants to go for a week over Labor Day. I already had that week off and we have plenty of miles so three trips this year. :thumbup:

    So 81 days to our May trip and 200 until the Labor Day trip. :)
     
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    We most likely will be in Michigan for Labor Day, due to a wedding on the following Saturday.
    Our May trip to Pono Kai (our Pacific Fantasy unit) will be the last trip until we can move in a couple of years!
    I’ll check my email!
    Yes, definitely would love to meet up if we are at Pono Kai at the same time in the future!
    Thanks for all you have done for me so far!
     
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