I'm a workaholic, to a certain degree. So, for me, home leave can be painful. I'll be ready to get back to work after about 3 weeks. Keeping busy is key for me. Currently, I have no problem doing that! Today I took my 5 year old grandson, Gavin, on a trip to 2 different beaches here and we had a blast. He insisted on bringing his pail and fishing net just in case we saw fish. We didn't. But we did encounter a monk seal at Haena Beach. At Ke'e Beach (or End of the Road Beach) we saw some pretty wild surf. You could see 2 para surfers surfing at Tunnels, on the outer edges of the reef. It was beautiful. It was kind of a rainy day but hey...it's Hawaii and who cares if a little rain falls on you?? On the way back, we stopped and had a Bubba Burger in Hanalei. Gavin is so much fun to be with and we had so much fun today.
In about a week, I head for Home Leave, Part 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. It will be wonderful to see my 97 year old Dad again. And have some great Mexican food! But until then, I will continue to spend quality Home Leave Time with Gavin and my other 2 grandsons, Micah and Makana.
|Gavin, ready for a fish sighting|