Here, I'm having steak/onions/eggs for breakfast on my lanai:
Up the hill from where I enjoyed this meal was the upper Diamond Head Lookout, the top of the mountain where the view of Oahu is absolutely spectacular (I show this to the left from a previous hike). To get to that viewpoint, drive around to the other side of Diamond Head, enter the crater and walk up almost a mile, which should take you around half an hour. Below is a popular surfing site, but the winds were blowing up to 50MPH, but if you have really good eyesight, you can distinguish two intrepid, or stupid, surfers:
Then yesterday I dined at Vintage Cave Cafe at the Ala Moana Shopping Center:
This is a very large Italian restaurant, the more economical outlet to the French-Asian Fusion Vintage Cave. I've never seen it more than 10% occupied. I had a Prosecco and two red wines with Caesar Salad and the best rack of lamb I've had in a decade and more. If were wondering how I drove home after this lunch, I caught The Bus coming and going.
Tom Gore Field Blend from Sonoma. It was swampy with a terrible nose, but does cost $40/bottle in your neighborhood wine shop. It was drinkable. The manager, Grant, subsequently brought a glass of Tormaresca Primitivo Puglia from Italy for free. You can buy this bottle from $10-$14 in a market, so it's nothing special. However, it was, in comparison, far superior in taste and body. That's a bunch of Primitivo grapes.
For dinner I bought a lobster at Marukai, and noted another rainbow:
Green Flash in Purgatory.
I should add that tonight I dine with my Sunday night table. Did I tell you that every night is a party at 15 Craigside, the gateway to Heaven? I only have occasional lunches and rarely go down for breakfast, which is a waste of $30/day, but when you get old and have sufficient funds, your priorities in life change.
The final bit of good news is that there is today no serious ocean storm in Purgatory: