Friday, August 22, 2008
windward side of Oahu to get here, taking in the scenery along the
Honolulu is a dense, bustling city, but the weather has been great and
the locals are very friendly. We have been having a lot of fun finding
good food, playing in the pool and in the ocean (although Chad has had
to go to his conference during the day.)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Nimue has been having some excellent kid-fun -- she got to learn how to make a lei this morning, in Waimea canyon, where we strolled through an amazing area of tropical plants, cultivated from all over the world, and saw a nice waterfall... then we went to a nice little beach at Shark's Cove, where we found colorful fish to watch, close enough to the beach that Nimue could go look at them with us! It's protected by a reef, and is small; there were only a few (friendly) people there, the coral sand was delightful, the water warm.
Yesterday, we woke at 4:30 to get ready and go to the airport, arriving around 11:30 in Honolulu. After picking up a car, we drove out here, to Turtle Bay where we are renting a nice condo adjacent to a huge golf course. If we played golf, it would be exceedingly convenient! There's a nice beach we can walk to, as well as pools, and plenty to see and do pretty close by.
There are fruit stands, and shrimp shacks, along the side of the road. We haven't tried the shimp yet, but did pick up a pineapple this afternoon. The lady asked if we wanted it cut -- and proceeded to peel and slice it with a big, curved knife, with what was obviously many, many years' practice. It was perfectly ripe, and delicious.
More reports to follow...
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Among recent things going on that Chad neglected to mention in his last post, we've also had quite a bit of work done on the house in the last month or so, including getting some rotted-out siding replaced and a new coat put on the foam roof. Quite disturbing to have the house's clothing removed...
Friday, August 1, 2008
- Anna's mother, Eileen, came to visit
- We went camping with family and friends at the Lakes Basin in Sierra County
- We all drove up to Castle Rock, WA to visit Anna's parents, brother Joe's family, and attend the Shinner family picnic
- Chad then flew from Portland out to Dallas for a business trip, then home to Sunnyvale
- Anna and Nimue drove home, arriving Thursday night
Chad has a trip out to Houston this Monday and Tuesday; Nimue has Sports Camp all this coming week; and from the 13th - 25th we'll be in Honolulu -- Chad has a work meeting, and we'll take advantage of the opportunity.