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 style) comes to mind. Kona! This is not Big City living. It’s 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 where:

- 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
- you will get a call from the boutique when your favorite brand of dress comes in (and before your size is sold)
- you know your neighbors by FIRST names
- 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 sometime with a dolphin escort
- you can watch the sunset from your lanai, or
- you can watch the sunset with a mai tai in hand from your favorite ocean-front “drinkin’ hole” — usually with a plate of freshly caught sashimi
- 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. All 112 miles of it! (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’s the LIFESTYLE!

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

Yes, you CAN!