Day 20 – Time Out

IMG_0648Sometimes in life your body tells you to take a time out from busy.  OK for me, the body tells me on a quarterly schedule.  Today was that day.  We had plans to return to the church in the morning for the unveiling of the cooked pig, volunteer for a bit, have a friend up with her son and show the around the North Shore, all by noon.

Body said no after watching the unveiling(and it wasn’t because of seeing the piggies).  I wasn’t feeling so hot, so we cancelled plans, which I felt horrible about.

We missed the undressing of the imu, arrived in time to see them pulling out the first pig and stayed for a few minutes more.

as soon as the pigs came out, people where there to quickly get the bones out.

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We retreated home for the rest of the morning.  Around noonish, I felt like I could function for a bit and Mike was a bit bored of sitting around.  We headed out to Wahiawa Botanical Gardens.  It was a quick drive from the North Shore and the walk around the gardens wasn’t time-consuming, mainly because the lower portions were closed.

Lower portions were inaccessible
Lower portions were inaccessible. sorry not a great photo
ummm what do you mean, I can’t go down there?

The garden is beautiful and you wouldn’t realize you are in an urban setting.

loved the leaf design
This is a cactus hanging from the tree
beautiful to look at, but I thought it smelled like a room full of wet dog
love these trees

P1050973 P1050966 P1230661 IMG_0643 IMG_0642 P1230657 P1230653 IMG_0636 IMG_0637 P1230644 P1230642 P1050924 P1230636 P1230635 P1230631After our exploration, I still had a little steam left, so I knew I could do one more short excursion.  We drove by a sacred site, The Kukaniloko Birthing Stones and visited the site.


This is located in a sugar cane field with the beautiful mountains as a backdrop.

IMG_0648You walk down a short dirt road.

P1230664There the stones stand.

IMG_0655We meandered about, soaking in the beauty and mystery of this sacred place.

P1230667 P1230668 P1050985 P1050984 P1050990 IMG_2831We had one last stop to make on our way home, VJs Butcher Shop.  We had a few items we needed for our final week (boo hoo).

IMG_2833I was pretty spent after our two hour outing.  I rested while, Mike grilled up dinner.  After dinner, he went for a sunset swim and while I stood on land to capture the sunset.  We were treated to a pre show at our sunset show, a rainbow.

P1230677So our day was a bit of a break from rush, rush, rush of the last two days.  I had a time out, which was ok, because we have a busy weekend.

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