Friday, April 29, 2016

North Shore


At the North Shore Goodies store. The place to go for all things Macadamia.

Giovanni's Shrimp truck near Sunset Beach.

Shrimp Scampi


A trip to the sink is necessary after peeling all that buttery and
garlicky shrimp.













Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Even More Hawaii


View from Mt. Tantalus

Byodi-In Buddhist Temple

Dorothy rings the bell for good fortune and long life.



The Buddha is 15 ft. high.









Saturday, April 23, 2016

More Hawaii Pictures

We visited Pearl Harbor..  This is the USS Bowfin a submarine commissioned on Dec. 7, 1942 exactly one year after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

USS Missouri on the left and the USS Arizona Memorial on the right. We had planned to take a boat out to the memorial but they were canceled due to high winds.

The USS Blue was on a list of ships that were in Pearl Harbor the day of the attack. The ship was named after a distant relative.

Chart showing locations of all ships on that day.


Bombs and torpedoes use by the Japanese.

Brad and Rachel in front of an anchor from the USS Arizona











Friday, April 22, 2016

Our Trip to Hawaii

Although our 50th wedding anniversary is not until August, our kids gifted us with a trip to Hawaii which we took a couple of weeks ago.  Here are some photos of our adventure on that visually delicious island:


Honolulu from the air.


Hungry from the long flight we stopped for lunch at the Catch of the Day.
Crab Stuffed Ahi, the first and best meal we ate on the island.


At this lookout you can see the windward side of the island and the
sheer cliffs of the Koolau mountains.






The wind was blowing so hard Dorothy and I removed our glasses
to avoid them being blown off our heads.

This tree had some strange looking roots.




Our hosts Mr. Henderson and his daughter Jan

Their beautiful back yard.







Their yard backs up to this canal.






















Thursday, March 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave.

--Susan B . Anthony.

Springtime Leads to Gardening



It's that time of year again. After the cold winter months of hibernating in the recliner with books I yearn to dig in the dirt and see things growing again.



I hope to have potatoes and onions planted this week.  We'll plant all the rest by the middle of April.