Hello Kitty at a Ritzy Beachside Location


We drove to Kahala today, looking for beach access. My friend Sasha, whose husband was stationed here a few years ago, gave me her old Oahu map and there are some helpful notations on it, such as BEACH ACCESS. We found it right where she had marked it, in between two rows of fancy homes.  “Robin’s Nest!” Cadillac exclaimed, pointing over a crumbing wall. Indeed, it did look like Robin’s Nest from Magnum P.I., if Robin’s Nest had been foreclosed on and left for shambles.

Unfortunately, it was high tide and the water was coming right up to the wall.  No beach to speak of and it smelled like poop.

We then drove around Kahala (just east of Diamond Head) looking for different beach access and came across this treasure of a pink house, amid all the other multi-million dollar homes on acre plots:

2009 06 10 001And the detail of garage:

2009 06 10 002

I wonder what the neighbors think.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

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