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Spa Day

On Thursday Michael and I started our day with a short run in the neighborhood.

After that we packed up for the beach. This time we went to Hapuna Beach. It was a really beautiful beach but unfortunately the waves were really really big so no swimming. πŸ™

The lifeguards even put up warning signs while we were there. I was a little bummed I didn’t get to swim. I did go in the surf and get wet a bit (and lost my sunglasses to the sea!)

Huli Huli Chicken

Then we all drove to Waimea to get lunch. When my dad was in Kona 20 years ago he remembered the huli huli chicken and has been talking about it ever since. So we found a food truck, GJ’s, and had the most amazing lunch!

Michael and I shared a combo plate of pork ribs and huli huli chicken with rice and the best macaroni salad I’ve had yet! Lunch was SO good! Definitely worth the drive.

Spa Date

Michael and I got to have a date night. First we went to Mamalahoa Hot Tubs and Massage. It was a little south of downtown Kona.

It was so cool! It was in a little jungle and they had tiki huts with salt water hot tubs that were private.

We soaked for 40-ish minutes and then it was time for massages!

The massages were outside in a hut. It was so relaxing and I could hear the Hawaiian birds and the wind in the palm trees. It was heavenly.

Then we went to dinner in downtown Kona at Huggo’s on the Rocks. We went to the bar because the restaurant was full and had a wait but the bar was practically empty and it was also on the water, so it wasn’t really any different than the restaurant side!

I had my first Mai Tai of the week! I’d been dying to have one. It was SO good. Then they brought us some Hawaiian foccaccia bread that was to die for.

I got the ahi tuna appetizer with avocado and cabbage and then sweet potato chips on the side. It was absolutely amazing!

Then I got the tomato, Maui onion and burrata salad. It was so delicious. Michael got the lobster! We also had parmesan cheese bread. Too much bread honestly. But it was all so delicious.

Our table was right on the rocks with crashing waves and it sounded heavenly. It was such a nice time. I had a pina colada too!

My favorite. I was definitely a little drunk off my two umbrella drinks πŸ™‚ and STUFFED from all the food but it was divine. Then we headed back to Waikoloa Village (slightly scary drive in the pitch blackness). Michael drove and I tried to stay awake. LOL I slept like a rock when we got home!

Weekend

I took it easy for a few days after my cortisone injection in my knee. Thursday afternoon it started to swell a bit and it was hard to walk or bend my knee. I went home early and iced my knee. Thankfully I could work from home on Friday and I spent the day on the couch with my laptop and an ice pack. After that it was a lot better!

Saturday I wasn’t able to do cardio or lower body workouts yet but I did go to the gym and do an upper body weight workout and ab workout. It felt nice to be able to do something after a few days off.

I went to see the Downton Abbey movie with a friend and it was really good! Granny is the best character :). The movie was good and I felt satisfied with the ending and how they kind of wrapped things up. It was funny, too. Loved it!


I sure do miss that TV show!

After the movie I came home and we had some friends over for dinner. Michael smoked a chicken. We had some steamed broccoli with it and they brought fresh sourdough from the bakery our friend works at it. It was all so good!

Sunday I was able to go swimming. I took it easy with my knee. My doctor had said that I could swim on Sunday and it should be fine (after two days of rest). But I still wanted to be careful. So I alternated between swimming with my buoy a lot more than I usually do (to rest my knees) and then swimming normally kicking my legs. I was pleased there was no discomfort but glad I took it easy still.

After Logan’s nap, we went to Liepold Farms in Boring, Oregon to go to the pumpkin patch.

I was happy our friends could join us, too. It was a lot more fun with friends! I was surprised at how crowded it was, especially for a Sunday afternoon. Last year when Logan and I went it wasn’t very crowded. But this time there were long lines. Oh well, the kids still had fun.

They played in the kids area, ran around, we got mini donuts to share, they went on the carousel. We went for a hayride and then picked out pumpkins. The pumpkins were reasonably priced too!

We had a blast! But man, I was pretty tired by Sunday night.