Sunday, March 14, 2010

ALOHA 3-14-10 SUNDAY...part 2

Joy and I left around 11 and went to an art show by some of the islands leading artists. We found several things that begged to go home with us. And, in the Spirit of Aloha...we agreed to take them to Alabama. Well, wouldn't you have done the same thing?

We found some wonderful jewelry pieces also, and beautiful quilts with ancient Hawaiian designs. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the art that was displayed there...and finding a piece of two to buy!

Realizing that we never ate breakfast or lunch, we decided to go to Kimo's, a restaurant
in town. It has a wonderful back deck that sits over the water. Why, LOOK! Here we are now!

This one of my most favorite places to eat when I am here. And, they have a dessert called Hula Pie, that is extraordinary. So, we had a plan. We had a cool, fruity drink (the kind safe for kids to drink) and then ordered lunch. Joy had fresh fish and I ordered coconut crusted mahimahi with a Caesar salad and rice. The fish was covered with
a mango, onion salsa. It all smelled divine, and I was starving!

Surely you put fresh orchids on your plates, don't you? Well, the first bite burned my throat...and the second bite did, too. There would be no 3rd bite...because I felt so sick so quickly that we had to leave. Instead of doing the things we had planned, we hurried back to the motel. I was nauseous, and weak, and then I started itching. I was obviously very allergic to whatever was in the salsa. So, I was in the bed for the afternoon. Fortunately I had some benedryl with me and took it...but it sure put a kink in the day. I am still itching, but feeling MUCH better now. Not to worry, Pop...I'm fine!

Tomorrow is our last we will be up early with much to do and see! Then heading home on Tuesday! And, yes, I know I haven't posted Saturday, but I will!



Kat said...

Yikes! So sorry you got sick. The food looked so yummy too. Ya just never know, did you?! Hope by now you're much much better.

I've sure enjoyed following along on your trip.


Southern Lady said...

Tonja, I hope this finds you feeling much better and able to enjoy your last day to the fullest.

I hope you and Joy have a smooth flight home and can rest on the plane.

I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip when you get home.

Take care ...

racheld said...

Oh, My Dear!!! A Kink in the glorious skein of your week!!

I hope you're all better now, and will enjoy every minute of the rest of your stay.

Looking forward to enjoying all the rest of the trip through your eyes!!

Just Breathe said...

Sorry about that. Do you know what the ingredient was, you should find out! Glad your better, have a safe trip home. God Bless.

Gram said...

So sorry you had a reaction, but glad you recovered. Hope the rest of the vacation goes smoothly and your trip home is safe.

Musicaljean said...

I'm glad you're all better. I can't believe your week is up already. I missed the last several posts while I was away for the weekend. But now I caught up. I especially loved the description of the worship service. What a gutsy lady!!

Bonnie said...

Have a wonderful last day in Hawaii . . . praying for a safe and happy trip home!


Jewel said...

I was just thinking that some mango and onion salsa over a thick grilled chicken breast sounds DIVINE! But apparently not. :( I'm sorry you were sick! It kinda almost never fails that I'm sick, or feeling ill, at least once during most of our trips and vacations. Yes, I'm the lucky child. :)

Hope you're feeling much much better, able to enjoy your final day, and get lots of rest on the plane home!