Aloha, Honolulu!

aloha surfboard

Well, it’s been radio silent on my end. I hope you can forgive me. I thought for sure that there’d be no interruption in blogging during the move to Hawaii. Clearly I had no idea what I was in for. Despite my attempts at organization – and I’m talking google spreadsheets here, people! – moving was stressful. Slightly chaotic. And filled with mixed emotions. It was really difficult saying goodbyes to all of the friends who’ve become my family-away-from-home in Portland. It was even harder to say goodbye to Sam and Lola, who I won’t see for over three months.

But, wait.  Don’t feel too sorry for me. I landed in Hawaii safe and sound, despite severe hurricane threats. And truthfully, it’s so wonderful to be home. I can’t wait to fill you in on my new adventure, but for now, here’s a look at the sites, smells and tastes of my first week home in Hawaii.

hawaii banyan tree
^^ Oregon has amazing greenery, but it doesn’t have Hawaii’s famous banyan trees.^^

musubi cafe waikiki^^ My favorite new lunch spot! Made-to-order musubis and bentos. Let’s just say I won’t be loosing any weight while I’m here.^^

surfboards waikiki^^Just a typical day on Waikiki beach. ^^

hawaiian flowers^^ Tropical bouquets, everywhere I look. And the smells? Indescribable.^^

duke statue waikiki^^ A classic Waikiki landmark, just a few blocks from my new office.^^

bathing suits hawaii^^ New fall clothing lines do not apply here. It’s always just bathing suit season.^^

hula girl ^^ Working in Waikiki is a blast. It’s fun to feel like a tourist every time I leave my building.^^

acai bowl^^ You know I’ve eaten Acai Bowls every chance I can get.^^

waikiki ^^ See what I mean? Saying goodbye might have been tough, but saying hello sure has been a treat.^^



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  1. Marlene guerrero


    Hawaii’s gain is sadly our loss. I will miss your tv spot:( and visiting all our favorite spots in Portland.


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