Friday, June 20, 2008

Observations From the Road

1. A limo is a freaky experience at 4 a.m.

2. California is C-O-L-D!

3. There were squirrels on the beach.

4. Kids become best friends and worst enemies with so much togetherness.

5. Michigan was COLDER!

6. Be skeptical of any 50-something guy named "Freddie".

7. Florida is hotter and more muggy than I remember.

8. I need my own space.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Crazy Update

Now that we're down to one computer, it's tough finding time to update things. Here's the rundown and a few pictures:

-The Blonde One graduated! His blondeness took over at the last minute and he almost wasn't allowed to walk due to a "wardrobe malfunction", but it all worked out.

-Quality of life sucks lately. We went from four cars to two overnight, and sharing vehicles means I am usually stuck at home with Destructo. We also went from six air conditioners to one, which means I am stuck in a HOT house with a 4 y/o who doesn't have any of his toys.


-On my third attempt, I finally found the trailhead to the Old Pali/Likelike trail!!! And when I did, I realized my camera battery was dead. Bummer. I hiked the trail anyway, but have no pictures to share.

-I did make it back to Koko Botanical Gardens. It was a hot, dusty, dry hike. There was a cool cactus patch in the middle, but other than that I would recommend checking out the plumeria groves and skipping the rest.

Plumeria of every color:







- We have had some of the most amazing sunsets. I captured this from my front porch last weekend:



- Each year on Memorial Day there is a lantern floating at Magic Island. It's a Buddhist tradition where lanterns with the names of those who have passed on are floated out to sea at sunset. We had gone to one in Japan, and I always wanted to go to the one here. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, eh?