Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Hawai’i versus vacationing in Hawai’i? See it through the eyes of Brigette, a 50-ish Mainland wife and mother with Big Island roots as she compares her new island home to the Pacific Northwest.
Brigette’s great-grandmother came to Hawai’i in the early 1900’s. Her father was born and raised in Ola’a (now Kea’au) and moved to Los Angeles, where he met her mother. Brigette was born in LA, but has spent the last 25 years in the Seattle-area where she met Ric.
Ric’s a Local Boy born in Kalihi. His family moved to Reno when he was in middle school, and he moved back to O’ahu the first chance he got. He moved to Kaua’i after Hurricane Iniki and spent 22 years there before moving back to Honolulu and then to Seattle where he met Brigette.
There’s a combined total of 6 kids, 4 girls and 2 boys. Three live in Kaua’i, one in Seattle and two in O’ahu.
Soon after they started dating, Ric said, “I’m going to marry you and move you back home.” Being a man of this word, he moved the family to O’ahu in shifts: he started work in April, Brigette and the girls arrived at the end of June and their dog, Makapolūnani arrived in August, completing the migration of The Caba Hale.
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