Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
At the checkout, Richard is paying by credit card, and Sam mentions he has a card now, too! His mommy has arranged for an account because he is saving for a truck when he's 17 -- only 12 more years. He's been feeding a neighbor's doggies for pay! He and Ben feed them by hand becuase they don't want to eat unless they have company!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Family. How good it is! And that's Ben (nearly 2) carrying Sam's boogie board down our beach access!
Oh boy -- let's not have a disaster -- my iPhone is in my right pocket!
That' s Davey with "beach hair" -- a little seaweed! I LOL every time I see this photo. Personally, I think he looks much better without all that fun on top!
Sam (r) body surfed for 3 hours! He even decided to give up today's ukelele lesson in order to surf.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
A fantastic evening -- thank you Carol, Alli and Richard! Carol is both a good friend and our landlord. How does that work? Aloha makes lots of things in Hawaii "work" that the mainland wouldn't understand. What a kick it is to watch Alli be "social"! We just don't get enough of her -- she is animated, quick, witty and huge fun!!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Pupus and Mai Tai at Buzz's. Richard on the left, Oli, Judy and Doug. Richard, Oli (me) and Doug were in the same class at San Marino High School, and now Doug and Judy live in Lanikai within walking distance from our cottage. One day I took my kayak on a paddle up to Lanikai to wave when Doug was on the beach at their house. What a great pleasure to meet Judy, and it was fun to "talk story" about how you two met. We'll see you again when we return in 6 months, for our next 6-month stay!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Richard does the heavy lifting for kayak trips that require car transport. Mostly we've just put our kayaks on their wheels and walked a couple of houses to the beach access to Kailua Beach. But this time, we want to explore the Kainui Canal.
We're heading 2 miles up to a park very close to Dave and Alli's home. That's the Kalaheo Bridge ahead.
That's a shot of Richard I took holding the camera up over my head shooting backward!
Here comes the Oneawa Street bridge.
Almost time to turn back now . . .
While returning, a squall moved in with wind and rain, but nothing to be worried about. What you see here is where we started, and these home are part of the rented "Obama Compound" where he's been coming for Christmas.