26 April 2015

Just Another Day in Paradise

Today hasn't been quite as nice as others, due to very high humidity. Having said that, it's still better than working. :)

We got up at our usual time, drank coffee to our hearts' content, and breakfasted on the lanai. 

After a short swim, we headed out to the Ala Moana mall, where my wife picked up all the clothes she'd set aside for the day.  You see, the 25% off sale began today. 

After lunch at the Pineapple Room, we came back to the room for a long session of tag removal & folding, to prepare for packing later. 

A bit later, we walked out to the Barefoot Bar for awhile, enjoying the afternoon sun and ocean breezes. 

Now we're on the lanai, watching rain sweep down the mountains toward town. 

It's a tough vacation, but I'm glad we're here to take the hit for the team. 

One Thing I Haven't Figured Out

is why the mention of rain fills Hawaiians with such dread. 

If it were a cyclone, I could understand... but just a rainy day?

When we were here in November '13, it had just stopped raining, and the transportation captain outside the airport was apologizing for the taxis being an hour behind schedule. 

When Anchorage received 39" of snow overnight in 2002, the airport shut down... for 45 minutes. Then things went right back to normal. 

Nope, I don't get it. 

25 April 2015

Another Great Read

I don't know how many of you have read the Book of Barkley, but now there's another. 

Our friend Brigid has penned a story about life: specifically her life, and of those she loves. It's called Saving Grace - a Story of Adoption. 

Proceeds from the sales go to the LEO and military dogs this month.  Any assistance is appreciated.

You really need to get this one!

We Don't Have These In Alaska

... but we hear good things. 

How do we order these, exactly?