Another day in Paradise – TRIP TO LANA’I ON FERRY across the Pacific

Another Day in Paradise -  DEE OLSON AND DAUGHTER KEELY VAN PATTEN ENJOYING THE FERRY RIDE

Another Day in Paradise – DEE OLSON AND DAUGHTER KEELY VAN PATTEN ENJOYING THE FERRY RIDE

Dee and Keely are intent on getting a tan, but I am content to have some caramel coloring.  Carlo, being of Latin descent, is just gorgeous with the sun rays touching his olive skin, just the way I Love him.  I needed my artistic bright scarf on the ferry ride of nine miles to give the impression of a vacationing painter.  I did sit next to a couple who were year round residents of the small Hawaiian Island.  They own a company that is responsible for inspecting and sanitizing public food consumption….an amazing responsibility to say the least.  One of the interesting tidbits that they shared with me:  Lana’i is the home to hundreds of wild cats and yes, it is a huge problem.

Another Day in Paradise - Picture of Shirley enjoying the ferry ride

Another Day in Paradise – Picture of Shirley enjoying the ferry ride

Upon reaching our island destination a bus was waiting for us.  The short ride to the Four Seasons Hotel was very scenic, highlighted by our arrival at the lavish accommodations.  We looked around at the fantastic marble and our cameras really started clicking when a huge fountain greeted us starry-eyed guests.

We soon found the exotic restaurant as we followed the twisting and turning maze of Hallways into bright sunshine near the pools

And oceanfront.  The food was executed fabulously starting the moment we ordered last bite of food we tasted.  The glasses used to serve ice crystal clear water over crackling ice cubes awakened our senses to the ocean around us.  The very dark and ravishing red new beers satisfied Dee, Keely and my guy, Carlo, I opted for coconut milk with fresh pineapple and lime flavors, no alcohol needed.    Our outstanding lunches were supreme entrees.   I must say mine first, very large chunks of firm Alaskan cod battered and fried to perfection.  The French fries just had to be flown in from Idaho, or perhaps they had their own potato patch in Lanai.  Carlo munched on a scrumptious mahmai sandwich.

Another Day in Paradise - THE FOUR ADVENTURERS DINING  AT THE EXQUISITE FOUR SEASONS POOLSIDE RESTAURANT.

Another Day in Paradise – THE FOUR ADVENTURERS DINING AT THE EXQUISITE FOUR SEASONS POOLSIDE RESTAURANT.

Keely was in heaven devouring her Mexican fish taco and our adventurous Dee couldn’t contain her joy while slurping her catsupa cold soup.  Then Dee was really stuffed when she finished off  Keely’s too strong, too much very, very dark beer. AND TO THINK THIS FEAST WASN’T ENOUGH FOR  OUR ENTHUSIASTIC GROUP, between the four of us we devoured two very rich decadent banana splits. Actually we were tempting the boating Gods to lose our magnificent lunches on the very bumpy ferry ride back to Maui…but no one did.

 

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