About Dave Oney

Dave Oney was born mid last century in Middlebury, Vermont. He received his BS in Chemistry and worked as a polymer chemist in Massachusetts and New Jersey. He became a microscopist (someone who studies little bitty things using a microscope) and photomicrographer (someone who photographs little bitty things) before settling into a 35-year career in technical sales of scientific imaging equipment (the science of digitally recording itty bitty things, sending the image to a computer for analysis.) He designed and created a number of products contributing to this field. He is (was) proficient in several computer languages and is currently working on mastering English. After making a few more paradigm shift career changes Dave and his wife, Fran, retired and moved closer to their children and granddaughters and now live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.

Decisions, Decisions

I am unsure where to post this content. On one hand, it’s all about food. On the other hand we are traveling. GhostsThatSellMemories concerns all things related to our travels while aBatteredOldSuitcase focuses on my baking and confectionery hobby.

Dan and Frances recommended Monico’s Taqueria located at 4-733 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI. Dan claimed Kathleen (owner and bartender) makes the best margaritas on the island and Frances states Monico’s has the best restaurant Mexican food she has ever had. An added benefit is all the staff were outstanding but a special shout out to Kathleen. What a beautiful person.

Without question the margaritas (one house, one lilikoi) were the best I can ever remember. Sadly, Monico’s is not within walking distance. Next visit via Uber! I had enchiladas, served with guacamole, beans and rice and QC had quesadillas. Our plates were clean at the end of the meal. Dan and Frances hit their recommendation out of the park! Thank you so much!!

This morning (Wednesday) I picked up a variety of malasadas at the Kauai Bakery and Coffee located at 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Suite 1526, Lihue, HI. They were so fresh at 6:15am I waited while they filled or coated my half dozen. While the filled (vanilla and chocolate) were delicious there is something about the original sugar or cinnamon coated malasadas that sets them above the others.

No, those aren’t in jail bars, but I might lock them up when I leave our room!

Typical of almost every encounter with a person or business the feeling of Ohana is everywhere. It’s as if you have know all these strangers all your life. As the song says, “What the world needs now… is Ohana.. not just for some, but for everyone.”