It is maddening. You’re driving along, listening to music, only a few miles from your destination, when you come upon it. You cringe. You wish you could go another way, but this is the only way. Yes, you are face to face with the dreaded, unexpected roadwork. You wish someone had told you.
It’s been nearly nine months since much of Kuhio Highway on the North Shore of Kauai was destroyed in the April flooding disaster. And to the dismay of many, that key section of vehicle travel remains closed to the general public, and will be for several more months.
Our former mayor, Bernard Carvalho Jr., was big on aloha. He preached it. He lived it. He led the county government by it. His trademark, “Aloooooooooha” always opened his remarks. And if you had a chance to spend any time with Carvalho, you knew the aloha was genuine.