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14 February 2009

I will miss Kona this year

Usually after Valentines Day I start to really get excited about our spring tropics vacation which we take almost every year sometime in April or May. But things just did not work out for 2009, so home bound we are and I am blue, not being able to look forward to spending time on my favorite Hawaiian island--Kona or more properly named The Big Island. This is one of my favorite pictures (I even have it on my as my computer wallpaper most of the time). It overlooks a small bay near Keauhou. That is a Sherton Resort in the distance. We rented a condo there one year and this was our breathtaking view from the lanai.

This is one of my favorite sunset pics--everything was so pink that evening

And this is my fave flower--the plumeria! In fact to make myself feel better, I ordered myself some Plumeria bodywash and lotion direct from Hawaii (and its made in Hawaii too)

So it's just dreaming of the warm humid climate of Hawaii this year for me! We are planning a Southern Carribean cruise with friends for 2010, so Kona will wait until 2011.


Joyfulsister said...

I'm sorry you could not make it to the islands this time..but isn't it wonderful to know the islands remain in the hearts of those who love them. I am a big Island gal born and raised there. I am now on Oahu, but the Big Island is always home and all my family are still there except me. Kona has grown so much, I can't believe how it looks today from when I was growing up as a child. I dropped by to visit your blog today and enjoyed seeing the island photos.

Blessings Lorie

Country Wishes said...

What gorgeous pics, I havent seen Hawaii for 12 years, but i remember how glorious it was..

Mona said...

My daughter lived there and I have visited several times. I still have a friend that lives there.
I loved seeing the photo's.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

I love Hawaii. We took a cruise around the islands a few years ago and it was wonderful. That's where my picture was taken on one of the islands with that blue ocean behind me. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Esther

Shabby Kim said...

What a beautiful picture of Hawaii. So sorry to hear that you won't be able to make the trip there this year. I've never been to Hawaii myself and dream of going there someday. Looks like pure heaven after the cold and snowy weather we've had here in Minnesota this winter.. Take care.

Deb said...

Hi, Debbi! What a blessed time for you when you were in Hawaii. I'm sure you'll go again! I'd love to go some day.

I wanted to pop in and let you know I'm having a giveaway on my blog, A Fine Feathered Nest.

Come on over and put your name in the hat.

mimi said...

Hi Debbi,
We used to travel back to Maine every year for our Anniversary in October. We honeymooned there and it holds such special memories for us. As our son got older it became harder and harder to take him from school so we have not been in such a long time. I know exactly what it feels to be homesick for your favorite place. I hope you will be able to return soon.

Lynn said...

It is no wonder you will miss your favorite island this year, it looks like paradise. Sorry you can't go this time sweetie.

Halo Hill said...

Well, I'm sorry you can't make it to Hawaii this year. Bummer. I hope something just as wonderful happens to you!


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