IT’S ALMOST SAD HOW EASY IT IS TO FORGET WHAT’S IN YOUR FRONT YARD.
Just like I completely forgot about Cromwell Beach in the Diamond Head/Kahala area of O‘ahu.
If you’re from an ‘Outer Island’, like how I am from Hawai‘i Island, then you’d know that a lot of O‘ahu’s South Shore beaches have nothing on the beaches from home. Literally. Nothing. Not the fake sand. Not the luke warm water that kind of feels like you’re taking a shower. And definitely not the feeling of being coated with some unknown residue that’s more than likely sunblock.
With that kind of description, I’m sure you’ve come to the conclusion that sorry… South Shore beaches just aren’t for me. In fact, I try to stay as far away from them as I can. Unless, of course, I’m watching a sunset or something.
Today, when my boyfriend told me he was going to Cromwells after work and asked if I wanted to join him, I figured, why not? It was a hot day and I was planning on jumping in the water somewhere. Plus, it’d been a while since I went to Cromwells… 4ish years, now that I’m thinking about it.
I’m so glad that I did. I was reintroduced to a beautiful beach, with clean water *sigh of relief*, that I’d completely forgotten about it! Of course, when I said “front yard” earlier, I just like to call it that, since it’s such a short distance from my house (driving-wise).
After leaving the beach, I got to thinking about the fact that I’d forgotten what was right in front of me all along. And wondered, how many others have forgotten what’s in their “front yard”?
So… I challenge you. What’s in your “front yard”?