Tuesday, December 4, 2012

From Lanai to Lanai

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On this chill December day my thoughts drifted back to our visit to Maui a couple of years ago, and this expansive view I painted from the "lanai", or patio, of our 5th floor rented condo. On the horizon is another of the Hawaiian islands, also called Lanai. The island was recently sold to Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison. That's right, he bought virtually the whole island!--reportedly for around 500 million.

Now I don't quite have 500 million (I missed a few numbers on the Powerball lottery), but if I did, that actually doesn't seem like too bad a price, does it? For a whole island? In Hawaii?


Gary L. Everest said...

Aloha Don,
Just couldn't let this beauty pass without commenting. Ah-a-a. How's that for a anticipatory sigh!
Our rented condo is in the process of being sold and our fondest hope is that the couple will so desperately want to move-in, they'll let us out of our lease and we'll head to Hawaii in February instead of April.
Keep your fingers (and toes) crossed for us!
Great work, as always and a great story, too.
Have a wonderful Christmas, Don.

Don Gray said...

Aloha, Gary--thanks! I'm crossing everything for your good luck on the move, but at the same time I feel a little bittersweet about it. We'll likely be moving to Portland shortly after you've left, and I was looking forward to getting to know you better when we were living in the same town. Guess we'll just have to plan more trips to Hawaii...what a shame! :^)

Merry Christmas to you, too!