Thank you all so much for you prayers. As Karen said, Prayer is Powerful. I am walking without any pain in my foot, and greatly reduced discomfort in my knee. I know it's going to get better every day. I just praise His name and thank Him for all of your care and prayer. I will not be taking time to visit my friends' posts, because of lack of time. But I do want to keep track of everything that is going on, as a way of journaling, and sharing. The pictures were taken before the unfortunate incident, and the good news is that DC has his own camera, so he's taking the pictures, if I can get him to stop when I need one!
We are also thankful that the monsoon-type rains ended just as we got here. I feel so bad for those who were here, or on Hawaiian cruises for the last two weeks, because it was not nice for them at all. I had been looking at the 10-day forecasts and worrying that we would be in the rain mode yet this week. But so far, nothing. Saturday morning, of our first full day here, was very cloudy. But by noon we had too many clothes on and it was very warm and rather humid. But wonderful.
We are not hotel/beachfront kind of people. After we ate lunch that first day, we headed up here to the mountain above the town of Kailua-Kona, to settle into our little cottage. We are at approximately 2500 feet above sea level, and it is considerably cooler up here than down in the town right on the ocean. It was a Friday afternoon and the first thing we noticed was a much greater amount if traffic than ten years ago. We keep hearing the same story - growth of population without good planning for infrastructure. Sounds really familiar.
In the morning, here at mailto: N*ncy's Hideaway, the air coming in the open windows is quite nippy; the smells and sounds (and lack of sounds) are wonderful - the sounds of birds and roosters, and no sound of traffic or any other people. Our cottage is named "Nahele Cottage," which means "Forest Cottage." It is lovely - our hostess's attention to detail is amazing. We have everything we might need (such as bandaids), or may have forgotten (such as a hair dryer).
Our cute little Jeep Compass - too bad it's a rental!
Welcome to Nahele (Forest) Cottage
Come on in and visit!
The inviting little kitchen.
This is a Bed and Breakfast, so yummy things await each morning.
The dining area is inviting with a cute little ginger flower bouquet.
DC is all settled in and comfy in the living area.
The bedroom is lovely, with beautiful flowers to make it moreso.
The landscaping is fabulous.
Then - the first sunset.
To Be Continued . . .