Saturday, September 1st, was our first full day in Hawaii. We had not yet adjusted to the 6-hour time difference. We awakened a few times during the night, eventually getting up at 3:00 am. At 5:00 am I was sitting in the living room. Bob was sitting in the kitchen at the breakfast bar. The patio door was open, with a cool breeze coming in through the door. It was a pleasant 69 degrees. Roosters were crowing. How peaceful and serene, even with the crowing roosters!
I took a short 30-minute nap between 5:00 and 5:45 am.
When I came out of the bathroom after taking a shower, I heard Dorothy talking in a voice similar to us when we talk to our cat. I got dressed and stepped into the living room. Dorothy was on the lanai talking to (and feeding) turkeys. There must have been a dozen or more turkeys in the yard!
One of the dozen or so turkeys (If the embedded video is missing or not playable, please click here to open the video.)
Throughout the morning in between bits of conversation I snapped pictures at John and Dorothy’s house.
I mentioned in an earlier post that John and Dorothy’s home is perched on a hillside.
Turkey were not the only wildlife that we saw in John and Dorothy’s yard.
According to Instant Hawaii, the Kalij Pheasant is a game bird that was brought to the islands in 1962. Both the male and female made an appearance; however, I didn’t capture a good picture of the male until later during our visit.
A neighbor and her 3-year-old grandson, Earl, visited for a short time late morning. They brought over homemade cookies. Earl shares the same last name as one of my cousins, which led to a conversation about my cousins. I learned that Earl’s family is from Virginia, the same state in which my cousins live. I didn’t see Earl and his grandmother again during our stay, so I never did find out whether or not there is a possibility that my cousins and Earl’s family are related.