We started with a 30 shrimp for 15 bucks at Ahi's on Kam Hwy. This was our favorite haunt back when. A huge lanai with tables, jungle on three sides and herds of feral cats acting their sweetest for just a morsel. Everything remains but the felines.
We spent a morning in the Waiamea Valley taking in the botanical gardens and swimming under the waterfall in the upper valley before heading to a favorite locals beach, hidden from Kam Highway. Most folks can't do "island time", we slipped back in so easily it was as if we never left. I slept super nice that very first night, with the windows open and the surf rolling in, just like how we used to sleep when we lived here.