The air dripped that day, but not with rain. The sun burned it into sweat, dripping into my pores. Manny seemed cool as a cucumber and was his rambunctious fuzzy self.
The palm frond tickled as he slid down its ridged surface.
He couldn’t even look up, he slid so fast. Must have been the G force! :)
No sooner had he slid to the ground, than he found a rock to climb. I was afraid he might get dirty since the palm did have sap on it. As it turned out, I was the only one that got sapped. It took all my energy to play that day! :) Mostly I just watched at he frolicked.
He was tired by the time he made it to the top. (Thank goodness!)
He posed with the women who sold us our $35 walking tour tickets. Then he told me he wanted to go back to the car and sleep. That sticky stuff must have been honey, and he ate TOO much!
The two ladies weren’t too sure about getting their pictures taken with Manny, but I convinced them it was a good thing. Manny wasn’t so sure it was.
I walked him back to the car, and by the time I got back it was time to get on the air-conditioned bus for the mile drive down to the garden floor. Air-conditioning never felt so good. The trade winds have changed directions, according to the news, and left Kauai in a world of muggy air, bugs, and less rain.
Manny had a nice rest in the car. Cindy, Vince, and I enjoyed Driver Bob’s narration for one mile, then we were off to see the garden.
We watched the building dedication ceremony, walked back, and made it back in an hour – just in time to get picked up to catch the bus back up the hill.
Hope you enjoyed Manny’s and my adventures. He will be back next Thursday! :)