GETTING YOUR KONA FIX? It is a Mystery

 SO YOU LOVE KONA. You work and live for those magic weeks of vacation, that portion of your life you spend on the Orchid Isle. You check a local web cam several times every evening and read every word in the Friday West Hawaii Today, even though it’s a week old when it arrives. I’ve [...]

NAALEHU May Cause Rapid Weight Gain!

 BIG ISLAND RESIDENTS BEWARE! NA’ALEHU may be habit forming. Once you’ve seen the beauty of the countryside and tasted Na’alehu’s delights, you may find yourself looking forward to a Ka’u get-away. Soon you too may notice dimples on your butt, saddlebag thighs, double chins and a big belly.  You can probably walk away from the bakery’s home made salads and [...]

INDEPENDENCE on THE BIG ISLAND

When it is the 4th of July, you will find me in Waiamea at the Parker Ranch for the annual Independence Day Rodeo. This year is the celebration of the Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy). Later in the day an estimated $40K was raised for charity during Waikoloa Beach Resort’s annual Fourth of July Rubber Duckie Race [...]