My last living on Oahu was February 21st. I spent my spare time my last couple of days doing things “One Last Time.”.
I had a poke bowl one last time. I had Uncle Clay’s shave ice once last time. I visited Mike’s Huli Huli chicken one last time. Went to the Mac Nut Farm to stock up on cinnamon glazed and Kona coffee glazed mac nuts. On the way back, I stopped at all of the scenic overlooks one last time. I watched the sunset one last time. I went to the spitting caves and watched the humpback whales one last time. And then I got on a plane and flew to Chicago. In February. That’s right, I chose to move FROM Hawaii TO Chicago, smack in the middle of winter.
Hawaii was awesome. I lived there for a year and 8 months. But I was going stir crazy. Island fever, they call it. I grew up outside of St. Louis, and my family is still there, so being in Chicago means that I might be able to see them more than once every other year. Yay!
Every evening at my condo complex, a whole bunch of Myna birds gathered in the palm trees. Myna birds are noisy. Very very noisy. My last evening there, I took a video, so that I’d be able to revisit the sound.