15 Craigside is a seniors' community and just happens to be located next door to my residence of 32 years, which is on sale. Here, my new home forever:
Apartment 1212 at the beginning of the move...
Large walk-in closet with three times the space of my "old" apartment:
Note the 200 bottle wine refrigerator. Lanai:
Our dining room:
Next door is our theater, here being entertained by the Royal Hawaiian Band
There are several movies/week with free popcorn, courses, travel presentations, and the University of Hawaii football games are televised here on a very large screen.
The Solarium hosts banquets, parties and entertainers, such as Ronnie Miyashiro to the right. There are poker and ping pong tables, plus regular sessions of Scrabble, bridge, mahjong and more here.
I might add that every day there are up to a dozen events, especially devoted to exercises like Tai Chi, and a variety of programs preparing one for the end...or new beginning. Excursions galore: today to H-Power and tomorrow to the Star-Advertiser printing faciities, followed by shopping in Kapolei. There are shuttles to shopping centers, events, attractions, etc. If not for golf, I would not have a car. The Bus stops are nearby and taxis can be cheaper than the cost of an auto.
Three views from my apartment, left (Punchbowl), straight (downtown Honolulu) and right (Ewa side):
The building is partially surrounded by graveyards, which are especially evident if you live on the Mauka (mountain--I am on the Makai, or ocean) side, where this is the scene:
Well, what better next and absolutely final TRANSITION to Part 15, the AFTERLIFE. Hmm...15 Craigside...maybe this is the afterlife and I'm now in Heaven.