This was the sunset from 3000 ft up at my daughter's cabin. The shadows of the clouds on the golden water made it all surreal.

Then the sunrise this morning in a clear sky that was so vibrant and beautiful. Yesterday I spent lots of time watching the clouds at this elevation and they were moving so fast it made me dizzy. Then to wake up to no clouds....woo.

I drove along the Kona coast and all the colors were just popping. We stopped at a classy farmer's market...they had a brownie there for four dollars....woo. Then a Mexican vendor lady gave me a seven dollar potato burrito for five dollars. The world on this island is very very intense and Im glad to be back in my little cabin on the rainy side and chilling.

Settling in to see Hillary win and be happy about it.

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Comment by nerd cred on November 6, 2016 at 7:15pm

I'd like to know what a $4 brownie is like. 8-)

Comment by Zanelle on November 6, 2016 at 7:49pm

Well, it was very interesting. The hippy guy told me it was one third local Hawaiian chocolate and the other two thirds Ghirdelli and some other cheaper cocoa. He said if it had been all Hawaiian cocoa he would have had to charge twenty dollars a brownie. He had one he was giving little tastes of and I got a big taste. It had three kinds of local nuts in it too. It was fantastic and I almost bought one but had no cash and there was no atm machine around. I asked. Im glad I didnt buy one. Too decadent. The rich people on the Kona side are really amazing. Sooooooo rich and fit and relaxed. geez.

Comment by koshersalaami on November 6, 2016 at 8:00pm

3000' is pretty high up and the brownie sounds wonderful 

Comment by nerd cred on November 6, 2016 at 10:29pm

In looking for the Hawaiian chocolate story, I came up with a new activity for you, Z.  Look:

OK, you’ve paired chocolate with wine, cigars, coffee and just about everything under the sun. Now, what’s left? Whiskey, of course! The caramely sweetness and peaty smokey flavor of the world’s best scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys make a great match for the complexity of chocolate, especially some of our robustly flavored chocolates like Chipotle Allspice, and Coconut Spiced Pecan.  Sarah of Madre Chocolate will guide you on which whiskey origins go best with which chocolate origins, while tasting some of best whiskeys available on O’ahu with Madre Chocolate's fine chocolate bars. It’s sure to make a fun & merry evening.

It's a class. They have a bunch of classes. I don't know if it's even on your same island but how far could it be? And they seem to have different classes all over. Yup. I think you should give it a try because it's way too far for me. And who knows who you could meet in a class like that? hmmmm?

Comment by Rosigami on November 7, 2016 at 12:22am

The pics are gorgeous, Z. I had no idea there was Hawaiian chocolate! Wow.

@nerd cred- I sometimes put a pinch of good cocoa in the coffee pot for a little chocolatey zip, but chocolate and whiskey would be a new experience. I'd take that class! Let's go!

Comment by Zanelle on November 7, 2016 at 1:17am

I had a chocolate martini once.   This island has everything but it is expensive to get to the other islands.  There used to be a ferry....

Comment by JMac1949 Today on November 7, 2016 at 7:23am

Go for it gurl!! R&L ;-)

Comment by Dharmabummer on November 7, 2016 at 7:51am

Forget the brownie. What was in that 7 dollar burrito??!! 

And Nerdy gurl is full of great ideas, isn't she?! I'm ready for a whiskey/chocolate coma that lasts through thursday, at least. 

Comment by Myriad on November 7, 2016 at 9:48am

I'm having chocolate wine Tuesday night.  To wash down the brownies. (We all gonna be here?  Ron gonna host again?  I have nobody to watch with in person........)

Comment by Zanelle on November 7, 2016 at 11:06am

Kage...the islands are really expensive to travel between.  Im on the Big Island and would love to have a meal with you.

jmac...this last trip around the island was really beautiful.  Makes me wish I didnt bad mouth it so much...I guess I can complain about anything.  The colors were popping.

DB  The 7 dollar burrito was full of potatoes!!!!!  So funny.  I kept looking for meat and it tasted really good but she must make a killing on those things.  She was a fiesty little lady cooking up a storm for all the richies.  I think she enjoyed giving me a five dollar deal.  Eased her conscious a bit.

Ooo  chocolate wine, myriad.  Sounds good.  Id like to be here on Tues nite and no one to talk to about the election here either.  Ill bring chocolate of some sort too.   Chocolate kisses.

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