We woke up to a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head! We saw gorgeous orchids in the hotel lobby.The Marriott breakfast buffet even had fresh papaya and Portuguese sausage. I almost considering walking to the clinic that I was working at but it was already 80 degrees at 8am so I drove the 2 miles instead. My office view was phenomenal. I overlooked the Marina with sailboats going in and out all day!
After work, we jumped in the ocean at the less crowded Sand Island Coast Guard base beach. It was so much more relaxing and only locals go there. There were very few people on the beach and there were lots of neat rocks and old foundations to climb over. We also saw tons of cats on the island. There was even a lady putting out cat food for all the kitties.
I decided to try being gluten free for this trip because of recent indigestion. Lactase is apparently not enough! My BFF Andrea helped and when we went out to Lucky Belly I was able to substitute daikon radish strands for ramen. It was delicious and healthy!! I did miss the pork belly bao but I already have higher energy and feel less bloated! I went 4 plus days without gluten and then accidentally had some on Sunday which didn’t feel good. I’m fortunately not gluten intolerant but I’m definitely sensitive.
Thank you, Andy Mac for supporting me and happy 30th birthday today!!