I’m not saying that people who visit Kona will all of a sudden decide that running down a golf course to watch the sunset is part of their vacation plans….BUT, it sure is fun! The sun was out for most of the day today (its the rainy season, so you never know quite what you are going to get for weather) and we decided that tonight we would take a stroll down the 11th hole of the Kona Country Club Golf Course near our condo in Keauhou. Its such a fun place to watch the sunset because the kids can run, it’s a beautiful setting and the pictures we take there are sometimes FABULOUS! (During the winter it is REALLY good because there is a blow hole near one of the tee boxes and the waves can make the water spout dozens of feet in the air).
Tonight, however, we found that the sprinklers were on. Instead of dismay, this caused my kids great excitement at the prospect of running through “Super Sprinklers”. We decided to let kids be kids and let ’em at it. Soaked, screaming, and creating memories for a lifetime, they ran a half mile in the sprinklers all the way down the course. AND we were greeted with a pretty sunset, too. If you have ever considered moving to an island, this is one of those evenings that makes me happy that I traded my hour long commute in the San Francisco Bay Area for a chance to watch my kids enjoy themselves in the 80 degree evening of Kona. Its a good life.