I remember the discussions my husband and I had leading up to our big move to Hawaii. It was a year before we were actually moving to Hawaii and to say we were excited about it is a major understatement! We were living in Monterey, CA while my husband worked on attaining his Master’s Degree while attending the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and we fell in love with the area and lifestyle. We joked about how the only way we could depart Monterey gracefully was if we relocated to Hawaii. Thankfully, that dream became a reality and I didn’t have to mentally prepare for a downgrade in picturesque surroundings.