This morning I woke up at 5am and finally got out of bed at 5:45, checked my mail, uploaded my blog entry and called my friend Georgie in Maryland. With a 4 hour time difference, my sleep is a bit messed up. I have to say that when my head landed on the pillow last night, I must have fallen asleep in a few seconds because I did not even hear Bena and Sophie after their shower.
Bena woke up a bit later and she, Karran and I went for a walk on Waikiki Beach (about 10 minutes to walk from the hotel) with our coffee. It was so warm and with just enough sun to make it feel like it was going to be a perfect day. We had a nice hour long walk which probably would have taken about 45 minutes had we not stopped several times on the way to and from the beach to admire bird feet prints in the sand, the many glorious colours of hibiscus and a number of other beautiful tropical plants that we used to find in Guyana. I guess you can take us out of Guyana but you can’t take Guyana out of us. While Ben and I were walking, Karran was busy videoing and after a while, we could hear him say “Wait for me. Wait for me.” Reminded me of the old days when we would try to run away from him and he would yell for us to wait for him.
We returned to the hotel and showered and then went downstairs and across the street for breakfast. Since we didn't have a wheelchair for Mom, we improvised.
The meals are so large here that four of us ended up sharing two breakfasts. Mom had her own – pancakes and an egg with coconut syrup. I had about a ¼ of a teaspoon. It was good but not something I wanted to eat early in the morning.
|View of Daimond Head from Waikiki|
|Improvising a wheelchair|