Saturday, March 29, 2014

Beware the Mai Tai!

A morning spent in a tropical paradise
can lull you into incaution.

Diamond Head from Fort DeRussy Beach, Honolulu

Relaxing under a beach umbrella
gives you a devil-may-care attitude.

The Good Life

Throw in some intense paddleboarding
under the hot sun,
and your baked brain is no longer
looking out for you.

Stand Up Paddleboarding
at Fort DeRussy Beach

The Ever-Patient Goes for It!

Suddenly, Happy Hour hops into your thoughts!
Seats at a breezy bar overlooking the surfer-filled waves.

Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar, Honolulu

Surfer-Filled Waves, Honolulu

Something cool and tasty, 
festooned with tropical fruit and a cute umbrella.

You succumb to the seductive call of the mai tai.
Light rum with a float of dark, 
flavors of tart, bright lemon and lime,
sweet orange curacao.

Mai Tai
Source:  wikimedia

Three mai tais sliding so smoothly down your throat.

 Umbrellas from Emptied Mai Tai Glasses


Good thing I got those beach chairs
propped up between the foot rail and the bar
before I started sipping, then slurping.

Good thing I was there with the E-P,
who gave me that LOOK 
when I ordered a third mai tai,
then sweetly let me hang myself. 

Good thing he was there
to escort me home,
after I failed miserably 
at untangling the beach chairs
from that tricky bar.


Source:  Food Clip Art

'Nuff said!  LOL



  1. Ok, I'm officially jealous. You are having a ball. Good for you. That looks like a wonderful place to be.

    1. It IS wonderful! And we are so having fun! Take care! Stay warm!

  2. Looks like such great fun and such a lovely place!!! I have a headache right now (thankfully don't get them often), and this post is just what I needed. Thank you so much. Sending you a hug. Aloha.

    1. Hugs right back at you, Linda! May your head be soothed ~ NOW! Take care! Aloha!

  3. first time I've seen Paddleboarding

    1. It is so fun, Adam! Maybe you and Daisy will try it sometime!

  4. Geez that is the life, looks like you have sooooooo much strife lol

    1. I know, Pat! Life is tough, but somebody's got to do it! Aloha!

  5. Wahahaaaa.. it's good to be like those little kitties every so often lol! Wonderful to see you having such a lovely time. But hey, did you say pizza?? Gosh, that's about as perfect as it gets haha.. keep living it up, dear friend :)

    1. Hi B&R! We are having a blast! And the pizza is great ~ bought from a back alley where a guy bakes it in a brick oven. Terry researched all these cool, not big resort places, to eat. Have a great week!

  6. Lol!!
    Yes Indeed, the good life looks great.. wow.. nice place!:)

    1. Hi Dawna! I'm am so enjoying being here. Have a happy week!

  7. too many Mai Tai, indeed! I can just picture you like those kitties. So much fun. I LOVE those beach photos. I bet the water is soooo wonderfully warm. Take a swim for me. I swear I will receive the feeling telepathically. Hahaha...

    1. Sending you the feeling, Martha! Yesterday afternoon we bobbed in the warm waves a couple of hundred yards, if that, from our hotel room. We had floaty rings and literally hung out watching lots of people learn to surf. It was great fun. Next year, I'm going to take a surfing lesson! Take care!

  8. Wish you were too, HGW! It's wonderful ~ sending you tropical vibrations!

  9. Luckily you stopped at 3 I don't seem to have that good judgement.

    1. Hahahaha! If I had had a fourth, I wouldn't have been able to walk! I just posted my Scavenger Hunt photos, but I won't be able to view or comment on others until I get home from Hawaii. Tomorrow is my last day, and then we have a long flight home! :( But it's been such fun! Take care, Jill!


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