Continuing along our road for the day, we came upon the town of Paia (Pie-e-ah).This is where all the hippies used to hang out…and stayed. So funny to see these 70 and 80 year old hippies, but they still call this home. Town is just a couple of streets, but some very high end shops mixed in…several art galleries, too. Willie Nelson has a bar and grill here and that’s where we had lunch one day. This shop was full of beautiful assorted work by many artisans. I bought a lovely purse here.
Up early this morning, have a good breakfast, then get in the car and head out. Much to see today. First stop…drug store..I’m having some knee issues and need a brace. Go it and off we go. On to the Iao Needle State Park.. This is where a very famous battle took place as King Kahmehameha was trying to unite all the islands. It is a most beautiful rock formation in a lovely valley. They walked to the top, but I decided not to stress my knee, so I made phone calls home. After their return we toured the museum home of one of the first missionaries on the islands. How interesting. This is the actual house they lived in. Hawaiian history has always been fascinating to me, so I really gleaned alot from this stop.
I am a Christian woman who has survived many years on the planet. God has blessed me with a wonderful family: husband, 3 sons, a dear DIL, and a precious grandson. I also have dear friends to keep me inspired. I am an artist of sorts and am finding my way through the great blessing of retirement. I recently retired after 20 years as a music teacher. Life is good!