Friends, true friends are like the rarest of jewels. I am blessed to have two dear friends, Mike and Edna. Edna has rocked both my boys when they were infants and has been a dear family friend for years. Mike, her husband and I go back way back b.c. (before children). After leaving Bladen County for greener pastures, he has always come back to visit and stays in touch. As Mike and Edna travel around the world, they send us beautiful postcards, and I have to say, I am quite jealous of their travels!
"Mike's Paradise" is composed of Edna's favorite Hawaiian places. Giovanni's Shrimp Truck is one of the most popular trucks in Hawaii, and from what I understand the shrimp are quite yummy. Matsumoto Shave Ice has been displayed in various magazines, news articles, and television programs. Matsumoto's homemade shave ice flavors are also enjoyed by celebrities such as Tom Hanks, I wonder if Edna met him when she was there?
In the background you will see Kualoa Regional Park's view of the islet Mokoli'i. My research tells me of a little ancestral history of the islet. It is said that the little island originated from the fluke of a cut off tail of a dragon-like creature. Now, the little island is referred to as "Chinaman's Hat" because it resembles a coolie hat to many people.
Wonder where you two are off to next? Can't wait to get another beautiful postcard!