Saturday, February 28, 2009
Today I will go get the girls and see if they remember me, lol. I'm anxious to see what they do when they see us. Will they remember, will they be mad, will they be ready to come home, lol?
And of course there is no food in the house, so a stop at the store is first in order after that. So with that I'll leave you for now. I'll post again later after I've returned .
Have a Great Day!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Now packing and hoping to not be overweight! And waiting for time to head to the airport. It's cool and very windy here today. But those winds will make for a nice tail wind on the way home helping to push us along.
I'm hoping the weather will be decent when we get there, not in the cold, cold, cold digits anyway, lol.
and so, We say Aloha Nui Loa to Hawaii.....until we meet again.
Aloha, and see ya back on the Mainland!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have no pictures to post today!! I did have, we're not sure what happened to them. I went to download them to the computer and it said the disc needed to be formatted again, and by doing that I would lose my pictures. Hubby tried to solve the problem, but I had no choice but to reformat it. Well it was no big deal, I had taken a few pictures of some of the different trees here on the Island. I thought you might be interested to see, but then again, maybe not, lol.
I took a little time to update my blog. I thought it was time for a different header picture. Well, since I didn't have a really neat one like some of you have (where do you get those anyway), I used one of my own. It won't be there long, lol. I'll search for a better one!
I hope you are all warm, healthy, and happy! Don't forget to leave me a comment, I love hearing from you.
Aloha................until we meet again
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Makapu'u Beach, a favorite beach for the locals for Boogie boarding. You can see Rabbit Island in the background. and you might be able to see Turtle Island in the background to the left, so named because it looks like a turtle. Also where Turtle Bay is located.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
While on Maui, I went to the Maui Quilt Shop. A cute little shop, with lots of great fabric crammed in a small space. I purchased the quilt kit pictured below. The pic doesn't do the batik fabric justice. It's a 2 fabric applique quilt. Something new for me and I'm excited to start it. I have plans for it to hang in my bathroom. The pattern is from the Pacific Rim Quilt Company. they hav a site http://www.prqc.com/ if you wanna take a peek.
I also took some time this morning to get my ipod straightened out. I have always had my daughter help me with this, because for some reason I have a mental handicap when it comes to ipods, lol. Well, she's not here, and my ipod didn't work! Wouldn't do a thing, I thought it needed charged , still didn't work. Well, I ended up going on line, reading the manual and TaDa! It works again, amazing what you can do if you read the directions. And, I even learned how to take off the songs I didn't want on there anymore and put different ones on. So proud of myself, lol. Want to download a few new ones to add. Maybe a little Island style music.
Well, that's it from the south Pacific this morning. I hope you have a Great Sunday. I think a walk on the beach and maybe some beach combing are on the agenda for me today.
Leave me a comment................I love hearing from you! Even though I miss family, friends and the girls (Maile and Sofie), I already don't wanna come home. It happens everytime, lol.
A hui hou..........................until we meet again.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This was taken on our way back to the harbor, and it appears the whales are heading right for the boat. Near as we could tell it was a mother, a calf (baby whale) and an escort. The baby whale, a brand "New" 2009 model as our guide said, is probably just days old. And the escort, the next wanna be Daddy.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
With the Pro Bowl here in the Islands for the big game tomorrow, which did get sold out so will be televised here locally, there is always a big fun day at the park. Meet some of the players, get autographs, and be entertained by the mascots. There is always local entertainment at the bandshell, and this year the group "Kapena" performed. They have been a favorite of ours since we first heard them, and we have gotten to know the group so it was good to talk to them again. And of course we took in the sights around Waikiki, too. Maybe some of you have heard of the "Royal Hawaiian Hotel", one of the oldest hotels on the Island. Pink in color and Grand on the inside, a must see if you are ever here.
The "Royal Hawaiian" was one of the first things travelers would see approaching the Islands.
Aren't they cute!!! The new Sumatran Tiger cubs at the Honolulu Zoo. We always go to the zoo. It's relaxing, lots of animals, even a petting zoo for the Keiki (children), but I also like the petting zoo! We enjoy it all and go often.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We spent some time on the beach today. I looked for shells, my favorite thing to do on the beach. And I did find a few nice ones. Most of the shells that make it shore are small, the bigger ones get broken up on the reef by the surf before they can get to shore. And we saw this little sand crab in the picture above, look hard he's in there. Sorta look between the grass. See him now?
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
The sounds of the ocean are very soothing and relaxing. We spent the day in Waikiki yesterday, seeing old friends and checking out what's changed since we were here last. The newest thing, Jimmy Buffet has opened a grill in Waikiki, of course it's called Margaritaville. Fit's right in with the Island flavor. It was Great to see all our friends and catch up on each others lives. My friend Judy is no longer on the Island, she moved to Seattle, and it seem strange her not being here, I miss her.
Short post today, I have many blogs to read and catch up on. Today no real plans, whatever. I will take more pics to post for you later. I hope you all are warm and safe.
Wishing you all a Great Day. Until later.......Aloha