Tuesday 11 April 2017

Parts Unkown

Once again I will be leaving my comfortable home and the things I know for parts unknown.

Well, not really parts unknown, it isn’t as if I will be taking a three month trip on a tramp steamer across the ocean and arriving in some place back of beyond without any modern conveniences or the simple ability to speak my language. I will be travelling across the ocean but in considerably less than three months. I walk into a building in Calgary and the next time I breathe unconditioned air I will be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The air will smell moist and have a fragrance culled from millions of tropical flowers.

There will be an expectation of good things to come. Well, on my side of the terminal, on the other side there will be people filled with warm memories who are reluctantly leaving paradise to go back to their lives on the other side of the world. My first concern is to get our luggage and find the way to the car rental company before the throngs of others get there. I have never been the first, but I suppose there is a first for everything.

The condo we will be staying at is on the opposite side of the island from the airport and will take about 15 minutes to get to. First however, like that person on the tramp steamer we will need to find provisions. Luckily for me there is a Costco not too far away and I am sure they will have all the necessities of life. Bread, vegetables, fruit, meat, P.O.G. and toilet paper spring to mind.
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Do you know P.O.G.? It was created in 1971 by Mary Soon who was/is a food product consultant from the juice of passion fruit, orange and guava. It is produced by Meadow Gold Dairy may their bottom line keep on the upward slope. Louise and I will refresh ourselves in a healthy somewhat addictive way. There will also be Hawaiian Sea Salt chips which I have a particular fondness for. This year I promise to be strong and resist the pull as I have a wedding to attend in May and I must look my best. I will have to walk down the aisle, not roll. Did I mention the box of Mauna Loa macadamia nuts covered in milk chocolate that will be on the counter of our condo when we check in?
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I look forward to the short walk down the beach to get a shave ice from Ululani’s just across the road from the Kihei canoe club. I’m not going to lose weight am I?
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Maybe if I spend enough time in the water and walking along the beach I can find a balance of sorts. Maybe…

Well, maholo and aloha.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you don't get bumped from your flight and then dragged off the plane!