Sooo... it's been so long since I updated that I have actually left the mainland and arrived in Hawaii for my 8 week temporary duty assignment. When I had the opportunity to do this it was like all the stars were aligning because Adam is here and I miss Adam, and also, it is wonderful and beautiful here and I miss wonderful and beautiful (sorry DC, you simply are not wonderful and beautiful, except on rare occasions).
And here I am!! I just got back from foraging at Safeway and spending a frightful amount on groceries for my little room. Thankfully it all fit into my mini fridge, even the large container of organic spinach I bought. Believe it or not they had a LOT of organic foods at Safeway and I was shocked to find that they were virtually the same price as the regular fruits and vegetables. I don't know if that's some skew from prices being inflated here or what? Organic chicken was only a little more expensive than it is on the mainland.
I was up at 2 this morning and managed to stay in bed until 3:30 until I couldn't lay there any longer. I got up and was hungry, so I ate a Greens+ protein bar and surfed on the net looking for grocery stores and directions. I just ate again from my new bounty of yummy foods and I'm going to change and head over to the gym in a moment. Then it will be off to Waikiki for some exploring at the beach!! It's only 9:15 in the morning so I have a whole day to spend.
My room is on Pearl Harbor naval station and I am literally across the street from the harbor where there are currently three mighty and scrappy looking navy battleships docked. There is a big sign that says no pictures otherwise I would post one of my view.
Not to worry - there will be plenty of other lovely things to take pictures of! It is so beautiful here. It is so GREEN. Everywhere, like this bright new emerald color green ... amazing. I've barely even seen the ocean yet!