We’re off to the Big Island this morning and we’re really looking forward to visiting with Danny & Anna Akaka over at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.  They’re having their monthly “Talk Story” gathering over at the Eva Parker Wood cottage by the fishponds on the grounds of the hotel, and it’s the coolest venue ever!  Festivities start at 5:30pm so get their early for a good seat!  We return to Honolulu tomorrow afternoon, so I probably won’t be updating my blog until the evening … it should be good, though, as I’ll be reviewing our Big Island trip.

It was an awesome night at Lulu’s last night – thank you, everyone, for coming down!  I really enjoy sitting and talking with each and everyone of you, but there were so many people there that I apologize if I missed you.   A big mahalo goes out to Hiroko and her gang, Naoko, Miyuki, Wakaha, Mina, Misa, Sae, Shion … also, Kyle, Cher, Marilyn, Kathy, Doug, Steve, Karen, and many, many others who came down to celebrate with us.  A bunch of the girls from Japan are also going to Kona tomorrow to run in Sunday’s Kona marathon … good luck and gambatte, ne?  I also want to send out a big “Happy Birthday!” to our friend Kale, and congratulations to Taylor and Hisa, my two graduating cousins!  Whew .. busy night!

Aloha, “D”

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