|Backyard sunset tonight over Mauna Kea|
I was reluctant to write this as I do not want to encourage anyone to move here. One of the best things about living here is the uncrowded spaces. You won't like that you are miles away and mega dollars away from your family. You won't like that there is NOTHING to do on a Saturday night or that there are NO restaurants, and NO shopping beyond Wal-Mart. Trust me, you don't want to move here.
But for me, who loves to stay home, loves clean air, lot's of space, doesn't mind 180 inches of rain per year, it is heaven. I love the cultural diversity. No body here thinks like me, looks like me or even relates to me. Amen. I love looking at miles of blue blue ocean. I love the green fields. I love that on a calm clear evening I can take off from my front lawn in my paraglider and take in the views, leaving everything and everybody below, to soak in the beauty of this paradise.
Lastly as I was about to post this, my daughter Kaitlin called me to look out from the front yard. Puu'oo volcano is aglow, spewing lava visible from our yard. Oh yeah, I love living in Hilo.