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Old 02-13-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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Default What is "Rock Fever" ????

Curious about what Rock fever is , I heard it mentioned a couple times in some threads, anyone know what exactly that is?
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:02 PM
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Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Aloha. Rock Fever happens to some newcomers. It is simply the urge to leave. It can be caused by various things, homesickness, inability to assimilate into local culture/lifestyle, boredom with same scenery/weather every day, not being able to readily travel to another city or state. It is one of the main reasons malahini (newcomers) give up and leave Hawaii, usually in less than a year.
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Now in Oregon!
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Default Rock Fever

We lived on Kauai. When we were hit by a case of "rock fever", "island fever" (same thing) we'd jump on a plane and fly to Oahu to Costco.... This entailed renting a car.... the traffic soon made us realize what made us go to live on Kauai in the first place and we'd be fine for several more months! Air fares between the island were not too bad. We had a cat that had a heart problem. Every so often we had to take her to a specialist vet on Oahu. We'd fly from lihue to Oahu, rent a car, drive to the other side of Oahu to the Veterinarian, she'd be examined, we'd drive back to the Honolulu airport, board Aloha Airlines and fly home to Kauai. The cat lived for 21 years and LOVED flying!
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Old 02-15-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Cool Thanks for the replies

Thanks for replying to my question. We intend to move to Honolulu in March, and when I heard about this fever thing I was like...hmmmmm. Well it makes sense, especially when your not used to a new place and culture. We had a chance to live in Kuaii, but my husband wasnt able to get his job position there, he got it in honolulu instead, I would have loved to live in kuaii because I know it is a mellow place compared to busy touristy honolulu, but we are excited for some sunshine. I live in Washington State and it is always raining and cloudy. Can't wait for the sun!
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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I lived on Maui back in early 1976. When I first got there, someone told me that I would come down with a case of "Rock Fever." And sure enough, that's exactly what happened 2 months later. It's really all in your mind; it's not a real disease, but might as well be. My solution was to fly to Hilo, where I spent a few weeks before going back to LA. I think that if you were able to take an occasional trip to one of the other Islands, you would probably be able to deal with this condition. I've been gone from Hawaii for over 35 years now but still miss it terribly.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Waianae, Hi
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Thanks for replying to my question. We intend to move to Honolulu in March, and when I heard about this fever thing I was like...hmmmmm. Well it makes sense, especially when your not used to a new place and culture. We had a chance to live in Kuaii, but my husband wasnt able to get his job position there, he got it in honolulu instead, I would have loved to live in kuaii because I know it is a mellow place compared to busy touristy honolulu, but we are excited for some sunshine. I live in Washington State and it is always raining and cloudy. Can't wait for the sun!

Just wondering if you are still here or if you developed a bad case of "rock fever" and had to leave. We brought my mom over 2 months ago and she was ready to leave before we got out of the airport. So I guess we will be taking her back to the cold winter in a couple of weeks.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Dublin, Ohio
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Just wondering if you are still here or if you developed a bad case of "rock fever" and had to leave. We brought my mom over 2 months ago and she was ready to leave before we got out of the airport. So I guess we will be taking her back to the cold winter in a couple of weeks.
It seems strange to me that people develop "rock fever". I don't travel more than 25 miles from home for months at a time. Once in a while we drive from Columbus, Ohio to Cincinnati, Ohio ( about 102 miles ) to visit my sister-in-law - usually no more than once a year or two. We used to fly to Minneapolis to visit another sister-in-law, but have not for a couple of years. The best trips were to Hawaii and again we haven't been able to go there for several years.

I would think I should already have "rock fever" just from not going more than 25 miles from home.

Mickey
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Old 09-07-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Pāhoa, HI & Manhattan Beach, CA
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It seems strange to me that people develop "rock fever". I don't travel more than 25 miles from home for months at a time. Once in a while we drive from Columbus, Ohio to Cincinnati, Ohio ( about 102 miles ) to visit my sister-in-law - usually no more than once a year or two. We used to fly to Minneapolis to visit another sister-in-law, but have not for a couple of years. The best trips were to Hawaii and again we haven't been able to go there for several years.

I would think I should already have "rock fever" just from not going more than 25 miles from home.

Mickey
Even Hawai'i locals are afflicted by "rock fever." However, most deal with it by taking an annual trip to Las Vegas...
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Waianae, Hi
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It seems strange to me that people develop "rock fever". I don't travel more than 25 miles from home for months at a time. Once in a while we drive from Columbus, Ohio to Cincinnati, Ohio ( about 102 miles ) to visit my sister-in-law - usually no more than once a year or two. We used to fly to Minneapolis to visit another sister-in-law, but have not for a couple of years. The best trips were to Hawaii and again we haven't been able to go there for several years.

I would think I should already have "rock fever" just from not going more than 25 miles from home.

Mickey

Mickey, I have family in your town! I also agree with you,when we leave the island on vacation I always get the "missing rock fever" I think my mom has the "missing old life fever" and not not about to do anything to cure it except leave and return to it. Its her loss we have done all we can do. You mention your driving trips, I know people here who have never went 30 miles away from their house! Also, agree with other poster alot of people get away for awhile in Vegas. I find my escape here on the island always something new to explore.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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I am another one of those who don't get island/rock fever. there is so much to do in Hawai'i! So much more to do, for me at least, than any other place i've lived. Anyday, after work or on a day off, you have so much within your small area! even more if you travel only a few minutes out of your town. Climates change fast with distance, elevation, temperature...it's amazing! there is something new everyday to discover...if you want to.
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