Today was the last full day of our vacation. I am amazed at how fast it went. I was beginning to get into a slower groove. I was beginning to think that I could get used to this kind of life – if I had a car at my disposal to get things like tampons (when my period comes 2 weeks early). Who’s to complain. It all works out in the end.
After solving my issue of the day, Janice suggested that I go into Makawao for some flatter running. It’s wasn’t like home – though I am sure that I would find the longer routes if I lived in Maui.
Janice took me to a concourse of several fields (baseball, soccer, tennis courts, and a horse arena) for me to run laps. One lap was a little more than a mile. Only half of it was up and this “up” was easier. From the highest field I could see the ocean. Down below I enjoyed flat, cushy grass and a cool breeze.
Today felt hotter than the past few days. The field left me exposed to the sun from every part of it. I quickly found my pace wilting away and just let the miles click off at whatever pace I could manage. I will miss Hawaii but I am also looking forward to my good old Californian running routes.
Mike occupied BoBo and YaYa with another action packed day. They started out watching their cousin, Jake at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practice. From there, he took them fishing again. They were able to catch a few fish this time.
Somewhere in all of the activity they had what Mike claims is the “best hotdogs” and some hawaiian ice cream too.
Mike even let them shoot his rifle (which is something that Tom may have shown them but that I would not). I remember shooting guns with my stepdad when I was young. Being allowed to do it sort of takes away the mystery. In the country, it is not a big deal and Uncle Mike did review the safety rules. I pretended not to look while they shot, but I kept them in my view from inside the house.
We ended the evening with another wonderful dinner and a campfire under the clear, star-filled sky. Finally, we said our thank you’s and our good-bye’s to Mike and Jake as they will still be sleeping when we leave for the airport tomorrow.
It has sure been fun.