In thinking about all of this, I thought of staying at home all day to watch different coverage of this memorial or that as a sign of respect. Then, I decided that that wouldn't be the thing to do. This country is based on freedom, and that's what so many people have been fighting for throughout the last ten years. I thought the best thing I could do would be to go out, enjoy the day, and enjoy all the freedoms this country provides. I also felt that enjoying my day that way would be a bit of a symbol of this country's strength and resilience, so my friend Sarah and I went out to enjoy a morning on the North Shore of the island.
We started out at the farmer's market in Hale'iwa. We nibbled on samples of LOTS of yummy foods, checked out beautiful arts and crafts, and enjoyed the lovely flowers for sale. I came home with some delicious bread and some coconut-pineapple jam.... Oh so delish!
Our visit to the farmer's market was followed by a little trip to the beach to catch some sun and watch some people surf. Gotta love a beautiful beach...
After the beach, we were starving, so we stopped at one of my favorite burger places... Kua'aina Burgers.
Yup.... That's a whole half an avocado on my burger. And you know what? I ate the whole dern thing.
Oh. So. Yummy.
And yeah, those are our "I'm eating" faces. Great, right?
All in all, we had a great morning enjoying some of the simple pleasures this strong, resilient country provides. Hope you all had a nice weekend, and hope your week gets off to a great start!