Saturday, November 12, 2016

Wine Please!

Scenic Drive on Beach Road

Feeling really good about all of the information we gathered, we exhaust the next three days exploring the island and spending more time with Dad. Sitting on the plane for our six hour flight home gave us time to digest the possibilities for our future and reflect on the past week.

Native Jungle Growth
Staying in AirBnB homes around the island gave us an incredible insight to the people of the island and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting.  There are several beautiful hotels on the West (Kona) side of the island, but if you really want to get to know the island, stay with the locals, Being the largest island in the state, Hawaii Island has so much to offer. However, I believe the people make the Big Island so special. No amount of research on the internet could have prepared me for the kindness and realness of the people we met.

The dream of someday living in Hawaii is now quickly becoming a reality. OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD!!!! I'm not sure if I am excited or nervous, definitely a mixture of both. My parents have always encouraged me to follow my dreams, I'm just not sure they meant to an island so far away from everything and everyone I have ever known. Wine please!

 Beautiful West Side Beach
The Casino industry has always been my safety net for all of my entrepreneurial endeavors. Al and I met over 20 years ago while we were both in management positions at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, NV. Though we both have our degrees in marketing, our careers have always been in the casino industry. 

Hawaii is one of the only states where no gaming is legal. I will have to find a new career and Al will have to be successful with his writing or he will also have to find a new career. WINE PLEASE!!

We currently live in a very nice 2400 sf condo in one of the nicest areas in Scottsdale. The girls go to wonderful schools and have a circle of friends that any parent would be proud of. Our life in Hawaii will look very different. We are taking a huge leap of faith that this energy pulling us to Hawaii will also guide us on this newly charted course. 

As the wheels touch down in Phoenix, I have never been so anxious to wrap my arms around my daughters. I know as long as I have them, I am blessed no matter where this life leads.