Breakfast at Duke's
We got omlets and bacon and coffeecake and fruit and I also had a slice of french toast, and DH got more fruit. As we were sitting at our table, the pigeons would waddle right between our feet on crumb patrol. Finally, my inner predator could no longer resist, and I grabbed one. Of course it crapped copiously on the floor and of course I let it go right away, hearing in my head, my mother's voice saying, "Go wash your hands. You don't know where that bird has been!" The pigeon then fluttered to the top of one of the thatched umbrellas and spent the next ten minutes grooming its feathers and giving me the stink-eye. It may not have been wise to piss off a pigeon. They have so many relatives.
Here's Roxie, well fed and happy, knitting at Duke's.
We walked back alon the beach (which is erroding away. They have to bring in bargeloads of sand to keep Waikiki from washing into the ocean.) We passed the Royal Hawaiian, which has been a landmark since the fifties. Also known as "The Pink Princess."
We passed tourists. How now, brown frau?
And were passed by - well - he's about 80, reasonably fit, and the speedo is the snuggest fitting thing on his body - including his skin.
Hawaiian Christmas decor - glittery antheriums.
Hawaiian snack food. Smoked rubberbands? Well - - I bet they're really chewy.
Papayas for Willow - at the corner ABC store. ABC stores are ubiquitous in Hawaii. They are the 7-11 of the tropics. They sell EVERYTHING! Asprins and flip-flops and aloha shirts and t-shirts and food and makeup and, well, if you think you might need it, I think they might have it.
As we walked along the beach, we saw this lei floating in the water. I think the old legend is that, as you depart, you float a lei on the waves to ensure that you can return.
My favorite lay on the beach.