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29 June 2010 @ 09:05 pm
Kona... what a beautiful place!  
Today I was fortunate enough to have been scheduled to work in Kona. It's been literally YEARS since I've been there by myself (I went once with BIG boss earlier this year, which doesn't really count in my book...) and it was nice to just drive out to our branch and take in all the beauty of the island,... because sometimes I really feel that I take the beauty here for granted... which is SO unfortunate. :P

For those who have never been out to Kona, there are miles and miles of stretched out land with lava rocks, black sand, and lava pebbles all along side the LONG road that leads to Waikoloa... On the lava rocks and pebbles, people have taken white coral and have formed words and written their names so it's visible from the road. It's GORGEOUS. It's kind of like our own brand of natural graffiti. ;)

I've seen it for years, but someone else was always driving and asking them to stop on the side so I could take photos or slow down so I could take in the beauty was just not an option back then. But because my observation today took a little less time than expected, on the way back to the airport I was able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery.

Seriously, these messages go on for MILES along the road in Kona. SO amazing! And they are all over the place!

Also, I was able to bring back some of the BEST cookies in Kona! It's a little shop called Mrs. Barry's Cookies and they're hidden in a semi-industrial area of Kona. To see the place, you'd never think such incredible cookies came from there! They have the world's greatest Chocolate Whirl cookie. It's a mixture of semi sweet and milk chocolate chunks melted and swirled in a great cookie. It's chewy, but firm and is seriously the best thing I've ever eaten!

The two in the front are the Chocolate Whirl, there are two Chocolate Mac Nut and one Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter... Heavenly!!

I also met THE CUTEST little Golden Retriever puppy at the airport, ever! He was sitting so adorably on the bench awaiting a flight to Honolulu with his new owner that I had to take a picture of him. :) He was SO adorable!! When I left he almost jumped off the bench to follow me. SO CUTE!

He was the cutest little thing, ever!! :)

So aside from the long hours, I do love that my job affords me the opportunity to travel and see places that I normally would not be able to see. :) Sorry for the influx of entries recently... I finally feel like I have things to say,... maybe not interesting things... but things nonetheless. ;)
Current Mood: thankfulBlessed!
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Sheri: Sheri Mangashutterbug93 on June 30th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Definitely helps!! Oh, and the people! My co-workers are the best! I love them!! :) They're the reason I've stayed as long as I have. :)
Julialucenellapiazza on June 30th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
aww omg we stayed in Kona when we went to Hawaii a few years ago and did some like walking path which went between the rock and the ocean. No coral messages (thats adorable) but we did get to see some flowing lava which was amazing. And we went at night so it was all black except for the bright orange. Definitely one of my favorite places ever.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on June 30th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh,... that must've been beautiful! I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've lived in Hawaii all my life and have never seen lava flow. :( That sounds gorgeous, though! :)
Sabine: Sonnenuntergangsabine10 on June 30th, 2010 08:05 pm (UTC)
You made me all dreamy. :) That sounds like a beautiful place with nice people. I think I know why the puppy wanted to follow you, he realized that you are a very nice person. :) I'm glad to see you more often around here, Sheri.
Sheri: Sheri & Cooper 2shutterbug93 on July 1st, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
It is such a beautiful place, Sabine!! I think you'd love there! :) And you're too sweet - I think the puppy wanted to follow me because he smelled Cooper on me somewhere. ;) He though... "Oh another dog!" :D

I want to try to make it more of a point to post not only theatre things, but other things, too. I've missed you, though!! ♥
Sarah: [Bway] // Sheriemisswritten on July 1st, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, those cookies look amazing!

That's awesome that you got to go to such a pretty place for work. :)
Sheri: La Cage 01shutterbug93 on July 1st, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
They were SO good! Truly the best cookies in Kona! :)

And I am thankful that work allows me to go to such lovely places and visit my neighbor island friends. :)