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Updated: Oct 30, 2023

Part 2

I felt like I should add to this...

The cool thing is that when Hawaii becomes a part of you, you take it with you wherever you go.

I see this all the time, not just with born-and-raised Hawaii locals, but with true Kama'aina.

They always seem to "Spread da Aloha" :-) wherever they go :-)

I should also add.... living in Reno/Tahoe is pretty awesome too! :-)

Lake Tahoe has a special "vibe" to it like Hawaii does.

Different, for sure, but still very special.

My two favorite places? Hawaii and Lake Tahoe.

With my brother Gregg on our way to Virginia City.

Lake Tahoe.

This one’s kind of personal.

It’s funny how some dates stick in your mind no matter how much time has passed.

On this date in 1983, barely 21 years old, I got on a plane and moved to Honolulu, where I would live for the better part of the next 26 years.

To paraphrase Gordon Lightfoot;

"If you could read my mind...What a tale my thoughts could tell ..."

People sometimes ask me how I could consider Hawaii "back home" when I didn't actually grow up there.

Well, besides the fact that I lived there longer than any one place I've lived so far, including the area I grew up in; and besides the fact that the years between ages 21-47 are pretty significant years...there's something about Hawaii, you either get it, or you don't.

It's very different from anywhere else.

Very different, and very special.

There are people that are "Kamaʻaina" because they've lived there for a certain amount of years, and then there's people that become "of it", and Hawaii becomes a part of them.

Even though I’ve been living back on the mainland since 2009, quite a while now, I still think of Hawaii as “home”.

And I'll tell you, sometimes I miss it so much it’s physically uncomfortable.

Blessings & Aloha,

Me with some of the Bobby McGee's Honolulu crew circa 1984-ish.


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