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Relaxation is the name of the game


I only really and truly fully relax on my own. Give me a sun lounger, a pool and a sea view, and I’m happy.

Miranda Hart

This is how I spent my day-well a lot of it. I had those things , plus my ukulele and a lot of YouTube videos.

Enjoyed the pool alone today as Brian returned to Pearl Harbor to see what he missed out on yesterday-Arizona Memorial and a few of the free exhibits. I saw it all yesterday as I didn’t do all the things in as great a depth as he did.

Eavesdropping as I like to do I heard lots of people excited to see the same people they see here every year. They came from all across the USA. With a hat on and sunnies I managed to remain the unfriendly person I can be and kept to myself.

They were discussing what they had been going for the past year and where they had been in Waikiki since they arrived. Was intrigued by one lady who said she hates the beach so never goes there but just stays in the pool. But they were definitely leaving cold weather behind so I suppose that’s the attraction of Waikiki. One pair had left Dakota in snow. I can only imagine that difference in departure and arrival. How difficult that must be when choosing what to wear in the plane. And here’s me worried cause I haven’t packed a cardigan for my train ride home from the airport on Saturday.

After turning my body a rich red I returned to the air conditioned comfort of my hotel room.

The city sprawls way past the Waikiki high rise skyline. The mountains are magnificent and their folds and greenery spectacular.

With the curtains drawn back I watched the view of the mountains as I set up you tube and played ( struggled to press strings ) along on my ukulele. I think I can now play ‘C Major’ and Row, Row, Row your boat. Sounds impressive to those that aren’t musical but the song needs one note only and that note needs only one finger. Starting slowly haha.

Tried G Major chord next. Let’s say my fingers don’t seem to be agile nor long enough to meet the right string holds. But the video did say it takes a lot of practise. I’m trusting that ( and secretly hoping my fingers grow longer). When I can master it I will be able to play “Singing in the Rain”, which brings back memories ( funny of course!!) of a school dance festival 😂😂

Tonight found us back at our favourite dessert place…The Cheesecake Factory. We have eaten at a different place for mains every night.

Although I know it’s a lot of cream, I secretly was a little disappointed that the salted caramel cheesecake was decorated in thick caramel not extra cream. That was until I tasted the caramel.

If you haven’t been, take a look at the menu of cheesecakes here. Which would be at the top of your list?

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children with young families of their own, who always make me proud. I'm a wife and a recently retired teacher and a beginning ukulele player. I love eating great food but am becoming interested in cooking. Love traveling around this great country in which I live and worldwide more recently. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

2 thoughts on “Relaxation is the name of the game

  1. I’m definitely a plain baked cheesecake girl, but I think the red velvet cheesecake could tempt me 😉

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