Friday, August 15, 2008
The Rhee and Joey waiting to check in.
After our morning and afternoon of nearly non-stop eating, we make our way to Ka'a'awa on the Windward side of O'ahu where we've rented a house to stay in for the weekend while attending Neil's wedding.
Spam Musubi while we wait.
As far as beach houses go, the location is stellar. Across Kamehameha Highway from the beach and backing up to the back country of Kualoa Ranch, it's perfect. In fact, the valley that backs up to the house is the same one they shot movies like Jurassic Park, 50 First Dates and Tears of the Sun. Visions of Drew Barrymore and T-Rex dance on the horizon.
Doc Sree wondering if The Bob is going to arrive.
The house itself is pretty large with six bedrooms, four baths, a loft, two kitchens, a two-car garage and two decks. The only problem is that the house is old and slightly worn. Not to mention the odd decor - like the designers' penchant for Native American dreamcatchers and a general mish-mash of furniture, art and colors. But we're here to party, so I'm not complaining.
The Back Yard
Check-in time is 3pm and we're on time but the cleaners aren't. They're still in the midst of cleaning the place. And while it may sound like an irritant, it's not a tremendous hardship. The cleaners are a couple of young and tight-bodied Brazilian girls and we're in no rush for them to finish. Would you mind standing on that step ladder and dusting the top of that bookcase one more time, please?
The Front Yard
After a while, the property manager stops by to check us in and then it's back to Honolulu for more provisions and supplies since we'll be hosting the afterparty...