Are you there? It’s me, Cherie…


It’s been forEVER since I’ve posted. Nearly 2 years. Wow.. where to begin. So much has happened in the 19+ months since I last updated but I’ll try to be brief. Immediately after I wrote my last post, our son moved to the island. He was 21 at the time and had been homeless, living […]

Creepy Crawlers & Geckos


The outdoor life here is prolific and varied and it seems I see something new every time I open the door and step out. Here are just a few examples of what is lurking just outside the front (or back) door. We take an hour walk every evening and the snails and frogs are *everywhere*. […]

marriott resort and Nawiliwili lighthouse


Yesterday was a difficult day. My last remaining grandpa passed recently and yesterday was the last chance I had to hop a flight back to the mainland so I could attend his funeral today. For hours I waffled back and forth between going and staying before finally realizing that it just wouldn’t work. We’ll be […]

that’s a lot of palm trees


Yesterday we drove to Kapaa to get a turkey at Safeway. I realized a few days ago that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Ack! When you live in Paradise and there are no real seasonal changes, time gets away from you. How can it be that we’ve already lived here just a few days […]

into each life some rain must fall


Does it rain in Hawaii? You betcha! Case in point – this afternoon the sun vanished behind a bank of clouds, the wind picked up, and then the wall of rain hit. A torrential downpour that soaked the area and left huge puddles, soaked foliage, wet roosters.

Cruising the NaPali Coast


Today is my darling hubby’s birthday. So to celebrate it, we decided to do a “touristy” activity and take a sunset dinner cruise on a catamaran along the NaPali coastline on Sunday. It was pretty exciting – our first real tourist adventure since we arrived here in May! We arrived at the dock to find […]

Coffee and the Beach


For the first time in *months* we actually took the day off and went out for a mini-adventure. Such joy to depart the same-old-same-old of our daily lives and venture out into the world. We had planned on heading to the North Shore to take a hike but it didn’t take long to decide that […]

An Unexpected Bite


When we first began talking about moving to Hawaii, a topic that never really came up was the shark. Sharks that bite your arms off. Sharks that take chunks out of your legs. Eat you whole sharks. Sharks that come right up close to shore and attack you while you’re padding around in the water, […]

Kauai Life Begins


We’re nearing the end of our 5th month on Kauai and I’m finally just getting this blog up and running. As a result, I’ll be using the a few posts to revisit our first weeks and months here. As much as I wish we could hike, drive, and explore every day and then hang out […]

Moving to Kauai


On May 29, 2013, my hubby and I moved to Kauai. Hawaii’s “Garden Island.” It’s funny, because just 2 months earlier, we were in Texas, enjoying our life on the road as full-time RVers. Life changes so quickly there are times I feel like a top, spinning on a tabletop.. stop? go? spin spin spin. […]