Dan and I are in Hawaii.

Allow me to get this out of the way first: Hawaii is beautiful. The colors, scents, and waters are all magnificent. People are friendly.

Here is the problem.

Road/street names are impossible to pronounce, much less remember.

This has led to some one-of-a-kind conversations between Dan and me.

Dan:  What was the name of that road we took to Rainbow Falls?

Debbie:          Hmmmm. Did it rhyme with bikini?

Dan:               No, not that one.

Debbie:          Was it a long name?

Dan:               No. Only about 12 letters, as I recall.

Debbie:          Was it the name of a queen or king?

Dan:               No, I don’t think so.

Debbie:          Was it that Kamahamahamahamaha-something road?

Dan:               Could have been.

Debbie:          Then that was a queen or king road, Dan.

Dan:               It had kiki in it somewhere, I think.

Debbie:          Did it have those upside-down apostrophes in it?

Dan:               Yes, and a hyphen, I believe.

Debbie:          Something, something, something poo-poo?

Dan:               No, it had a k in it.

Debbie:          They all have k’s in them.

Dan:               It might have been Kaholo.

 Debbie:          No, Dan. That’s the name of the boy at the airport.

Dan:               Kapa-kapa?

Debbie:          No. That’s a kind of grape.

Dan:               Koali Li?

Debbie:          The flower we said looks like a morning glory.

Dan:               There’s a sign: Lio Hadway Pikonia Loop. Could that be it?

Debbie:          Looks to me like that just goes into a neighborhood.

Dan:               Wait! There it is! Waianuenue Avenue.

Debbie:          Where’s the k in that, the hyphen, the upside-down apostrophe?

Dan:               Well, I thought it had those things in it.

Debbie:         I can’t help you if you give me bad information. Let’s eat.

Dan:               Okay. What is the name of that restaurant we like?

Debbie:          I can’t remember. I think the name starts with a k.

5 thoughts on “OKAY, OKAY”

    1. Well, Pam, you know how it is. Wednesday we spent 10 hours driving around the island so Dan could take about ten million photos. (Wonderful photos, I assure you, of gorgeous scenes.) That evening we had a talk. I told him I couldn’t keep going at that pace. He didn’t understand why I asked to stay in the condo all day Thursday while he went on further excursions, but believe me, it was fantastic!! Then Thursday night we went to a luau, and it was much more enjoyable than it would have been if I had been exhausted! How many such “negotiations” have we had in the past 46 years? Too many to count. Riding on a glass-bottomed boat this afternoon. 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting!

  1. This made me laugh! 🙂 It sounds like you are having a wonderful time and I hope we get to see some pictures. I went to Hawaii many years ago when I was about 12, so I didn’t have to worry about navigating the roads! It was absolutely gorgeous and I hope to get back there…someday! 🙂 God Bless!

    1. Listening to the natives speaking their “own” language is a pleasure. It is beautiful, indeed. But, boy oh boy, those signs!! Plus, like at home, not every road is marked with a sign! When you’re lost here, you’re REALLY lost!

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