We have been on Lana'i for a little over three weeks now.
I have enjoyed seeing the island, meeting the friendly locals, and painting many of the wonderful sights of this beautiful Island. Some people would not last three days on Lana'i, much less three weeks. There is no night life, and not much shopping, bars or restaurants. But if you are the type of person that doesn't need all of that, I am pretty sure you will love Lana'i.
It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever known. There are no dogs barking or sirens wailing throughout the night. No traffic noise because there is no traffic! There is only one gas station on the entire island, two markets, and a handful of small eateries (aside from the two high end resorts at Koele and Manele).
At night, you can see a billion stars in the sky, and the quietness is unbelievable. There are no traffic lights, the speed limit in town is 20 MPH, and yes, people do still wave and say "Aloha" even if they do not know you.
It is a different place and a different way of life, and I hope it doesn't change any time soon!
Here are just some of the wonderful things about Lana'i that I will miss.
Colorful island scenery.
Beautiful deserted beaches.
Cool misty mornings.
Cook Pines leading the way.
Lana'i Ohana Poke Market.
Hanalei Poi to go with the poke.
(Best poi ever!)
Lanai's beautiful community pool
(to work off all that poi and poke!)
And long evening golf course walks with Brighton
and his Lana'i buddy, Leilei.
And here are a few things I won't miss as much.
Staining red dirt that covers everything.
Milk $8.29 a gallon.
Gasoline $5.79 a gallon.
I guess it's a small price to pay for living in such a unique place!
ONLY ON LANA'I !
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