Reflecting on Hawaii - Time to Say Aloha - Day 7

Our daily recap from exactly a week ago... a selfish way to relive the vakay! Saturday, 5.18.13

Instead of packing our last day with a bunch of activities we decided to chill at the Puako House. We easily could have spent most of our vacation just hanging out at the house as it was pretty amazing. Right on the water, beautiful beach, sea turtles, ocean breeze flowing gently through the house. We enjoyed a late breakfast, took the kayaks out, and sadly started packing.

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The Puako House

My island Aloha tradition is to stop by the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai for a Lava Flow at the Beach Tree Bar & Lounge on the way to airport. We enjoyed a few drinks with old and new friends at the bar and then headed to one of the resort houses that our friend's brother recently bought. We watched the sunset from the house and said our sad goodbyes. It is nice to know I have Ohana on the Big Island, but this trip really reminded me how much I miss and love these peeps.

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The air at the airport was warm and wet with some tropical showers and a heavy heart. I left knowing for sure that it will not be 7 years between visits again. My love of the island and my friends there will bring me home again soon.