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It's hard to believe that I've lived in Hawaii for thirty years - six years on Oahu and twenty four on the Big Island (in Kailua Kona).
I started visiting Hawaii at the ripe old age of four because my father's company had an office in Honolulu. People often ask if I'd ever move back to California, my home state, and I have to say I couldn't because Hawaii feeds my soul. I moved here for the weather but I stayed because of the people.
I hesitate to call myself an expert, except when it comes to ocean adventures like diving and fishing. Both my husband and son are captains and dive masters - my son even had a manta ray named after him. My sincere wish is to have visitors come to love the Hawaii that I know.