For example, there is a Hawaiian church service at The Painted Church about half hour drive away at 7:15 am. The Hawaiian service (so far I'm thinking ham and pineapples, but decreasing my ignancy level is the whole reason for going ;-) is only offered on the 2nd Sunday of each month, so today is my only chance this year.
It's been roughly 30 years since I've been to a church service, and even then the only reason to go for this ingrained infidel was to get out of watch duty while on maneuvers during my German army days. I will try to show some respect to the faithful worshipers by shaving today and even wearing long pants to the service (I remember the days of my youth when one couldn't get into a church in Spain if one was wearing shorts). In retrospect that was superfluous, since most regulars wore shorts.
|Men in Black (not my pic)|
Actually, I just remember that I went to a Hutterite church service 2.5 years ago.
I'm grateful for that opportunity and experience, but in addition to a lot of listening to OLD German, there was a lot of time kneeling on a very hard stone floor. But I'm the first to admit that these were some of the most down-to-earth, intelligent, honest, hospitable, cordial, and respect-worthy people I have met anywhere !
|My lei was not quite this fancy ;-( not my pic either)|
'Amene (pronounced with an A as in Amish ;-)
As for the rest of the day: I found some free coffee cast over a wall by the road:
I saw a lot of CRAP (old and new)
|wonder how long that's been here|
|What does Martha know about umbrellas (broken parts in the back) except that she can buy them cheap in China?|
|Is it crap, art, or KAPU ?|
Going to church did not prevent the puncture in my bicycle tire, but at least I got to fix the flat right on a lovely beach ;-)
This is when I saw my dream house (dream house before I get sea-sick on/it it for the first time ;-)
After a short nap (at noon I have been awake for 8 hours !) it is almost time for the evening shopping bike trip (I fixed the punctured tube by now). Some things that caught my eye (and were worth a shot ;-)
|Stuff on the lawn (plumeria fell off the tree but is still gorgeous)|
|Stuff on the rocks|
|More stuff on the rocks|
Stuff in the water ( a good post title would be "A turtle a day keeps the cold away !" ;-)
And that would have been the day, had it not been for this WICKED sunset ;-)
Since I took about 50 pictures over 20 minutes of an ever changing sunset, the sunset will get its own post! Look for it tomorrow, but here is a teaser ;-)