Aloha

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Last week we got away to the island of Oahu and spent three days at Turtle Bay Resort before embarking back to Honolulu and the Hilton Hawaiian Village. They should really call it the Hilton Hawaiian Zoo. It was so much more relaxing at Turtle Bay. There aren’t turtles in Turtle Bay, it’s got good snorkeling, and the atmosphere is something that makes you want to return, time and time again.

The food on site was wonderful. We were even able to share a rather nice showing of a green flash with the other people who were staying there. It was a bit like the reaction people have to fireworks. You could tell that everyone had seen it. 

I just wanted to share a little of the aloha spirit today as you all started your week. I know you weren’t there to share it with me but these photos depict the feeling well. Open them to a larger size and remember your fondest memories of any one of the islands. Do you think that it’s time that you return to Hawaii?

Seeking Simplicity

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When I started this post, I had been rearranging my house.  Perhaps that is why I am in search of simplicity.  It occurred to me this week that nothing is simple anymore.  Is that just because I am no longer a child or is it because technology hasn’t really seemed to make things less complicated?  I took my car in last week for a little two-day paint job that ended up taking nine days!  Technology can match the paint in a second but who knows what transpired next.  My car is back with me as of late yesterday afternoon and I’m, once again, plugged into my 2,000 + HDD tunes.  This suits me just fine, as I am off to find simplicity.  I’m hoping that it looks something like this…………………..

Misty Morning

Misty Morning

 

Ocean Flowers

Ocean Flowers

Tidepools

Tidepools

Sea Creatures

Sea Creatures

Tropical Sunset

Tropical Sunset

First Green Flash

First Green Flash

Is it too much to ask to see, what would be, my fourth green flash?  I can’t find it if I don’t look.  Simplicity…..I’ll let you know when I find it.  Hope you find your simplicity this weekend.