I arose at a sensible hour...around nine as I recall...and went down to breakfast with the Princess. Not sure what the other guy did. Oh yeah, now I remember...he showed up late and ate too.
After eating we took a walk to have a closer look at the place. The resort is constructed around a central court filled with splendid palms, exotic flowering plants and pools of colorful tropical fish.
I'm always learning new things. I just discovered that in 1974, the State of Hawai'i passed a regulation providing some protection for the green sea turtle. This was ignored until 1978 when the Honu, (green sea turtle in Hawai`ian) was finally placed on the list of threatened species. My word! They were being eaten into extinction! Here at the resort a few are being hand raised, have their own pond and are carefully fed and monitored by researchers. Maybe I shouldn't mention this, but I heard rumors that the Hawai`ians cook pigs in an imu, a hole in the ground! That's a little scary! I wonder if warthogs are a threatened species? I certainly hope not! Anyway, isn't this courtyard pretty?
So...where was I? Right...eating. Well, after breakfast it was back to some serious relaxation and wave watching. I--on my back...hooves in air--enjoyed the swaying branches of coconut palms and better than blue sky. I wonder what happened to all the coconuts? Maybe the administration was worried that the nuts might fall on someone and crack a skull. Between you and me, there are more nuts running around on the ground than are found in the trees!
One must be vigilant. I nearly sunburned my hooves when I fell asleep. I forgot that the sun moved. Luckily, the Princess awoke in time to warn me. It was a close call. After applying a generous coat of sun-block to nose and other parts that might suffer if burned, I contented my self by watching the waves. Note that crab-claw shaped sail on the horizon. It's one of those Hawai`ian canoes.
Later in the day I went up to our room for a nap. Am I repeating myself? Hmmm. Is there a thread weaving this story together? Sleep? Nap? Sleep? Nap? I'm getting tired just remembering.
This is good. Me near some pillows. And the plumeria lei. All good. So glad to be in Hawai`i... .
The Princess suggested that we take a drive the next day and explore some more of the island. She knows I'm an adventurous soul. My only suggestion was that we made sure we had a good meal before departing. One needs sustenance to sustain such activities. Just thinking about food made me nearly salivate so I snacked on a gift of tropical fruits and tasty baked sweets left for us by thoughtful friends.
People are nice to me, I must say that I was being treated quite well...and understandably so, since it was becoming clear to one and all that I was someone of no small importance.
I'm going to take a little nap before dictating Day Three to the other guy. I always feel better after getting some rest.
So....until tomorrow... .
Warty...the Alii Hog