Locals say “Lucky I Live Hawaii”.   I am lucky I live Kona.  Kona draws people that say ‘Hello’ and wave to each other. …a vision of small town living (Beaver Clever stuff) comes to mind.  Kona!  This is not big city living…its home town living.  A place you feel comfortable and secure while the rest of the world whirls around on some distant shore.  Kona is still a place that:

  • you recognize familiar faces as you pass them in the grocery store
  •  you know the name of the guy behind the counter at the post office,
  • If your favorite brand of dress comes into the boutique, you will get a call to take a look
  • You know your neighbors by first name
  • You barbecue with your friends at a moment’s notice.

That’s the people.  But there is more…it’s about the lifestyle:

  • You can take an ocean swim in the morning before work – sometimes even with the dolphins escorting you
  • You can watch the sunset from your lanai or
  • You can watch the sunset with a mai tai in hand from your favorite oceanfront “drinkin’ hole”…usually with a plate of fresh catch sashimi, too.
  • You can hike the trail that King Kamehameha himself created to travel the Island.
  • You can explore parrot caves
  • You can jump on a bike and do the Ironman ride to Hawi and back – 112 miles (or for my style – jump on a bike and go to the coffee shop for a Kona coffee cappuccino.
  • You can….you can….you can…. That is the lifestyle!

That’s why I’m lucky.  You can be “Lucky you live Hawaii, too”.  You can!