The second part of the trip, on the weekend, we got real. We drove out to our friend's place on the North Shore and played all day on the beach. You know, things that are more day to day reality ;) Saturday we ran an 8 mile loop around Diamond head that gave us a better idea of the Kahala and Diamond Head areas. While I don't know that either is an option for us to settle in, it did feel more resedential and doable as far as creating a life in Hawaii.
To guarantee that life on an island would be manageable for me, Andrew not only assured me that Costco exists, but also took me there to experience it for myself. Costco is one key to life, no?! YES!
On our way back to the hotel from Costco I spot a Great Harvest Bread Co. location. My head about exploded! "Andrew, TURN right here," I screamed. Yes, I did raise my voice to a decibel high enough that it can be characterized as a scream. I get pretty excited about things like this.
THAT my friends is when I knew that I could move to Hawaii, when I knew that they bake the greatest bread on earth right there on the island. (I also know this bread on the island will make my mom, my sister and my aunt even more apt to visit yours truly. I even brought my mom home a little loaf of blueberry/white chocolate bread to give her a little sneak peek of trips to come.)