Night One

Our first night at Camp Kaenae went really well. It rained really hard for about ten minutes, then it was clear and cool.

This seems like a good group of kids. They’re very friendly.

Today we go to the taro patch. I hope it doesn’t rain while we’re there.

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2 Responses to Night One

  1. Lauren says:

    Yay for adventure! I also hope it doesn’t rain while you are there – you’ll get soaked!

    Did your mom go along?

  2. Debbie says:

    Be glad you’re not camping here, it’s rained for two weeks almost everyday! If it was a normal winter we’d have 4ft of snow. But it’s just wet, dreary and floody. I cannot wait to play in the dirt and feel the sunshine! Enjoy your people and make those memories!

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Abandoned Adornment

When Lauren was here, she told me about a Facebook friend who made a post about abandoned black hair ties. The post kind of took off, and other people started adding pictures of hair ties they saw.

We saw a couple hair ties while Lauren was here, and took pictures so she could put them on her friend’s post.

Now I think I will be seeing them everywhere, like on our playground at school:

In other news, I’ll be going on my annual trip to Kaenae with the fifth graders. The phone signal there is really weak. I will try to post, but I probably won’t be able to do any pictures for the next couple of days.

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Old Mail

When I got my mail yesterday, this was in it:

That retired-people organization sure doesn’t waste any time contacting people.

I opened it up and looked at their offers, but I don’t think I’ll take them up on it.

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Sunday Funday

Yesterday was another amazing day. We started by going to church. I took a selfie before the service.

After church, we went to Lahaina. We got a parking spot right on Front Street! It was right next to that place where the ocean comes up to the railing.

Our big goal was to see the Banyan Tree, so we parked close to it. The tree was appropriately cool.

Our group made a few purchases while we were there, then we headed back to Kahului. Everyone had to fly out last night. While we were at school and everyone was changing, Desi stopped by to give me a big bag full of fifty random individually-wrapped gifts for my fiftieth birthday. Ha! It was so fun to open them! And what a funny collection of items!

This was truly a mind-blowing and super-fun birthday weekend! Thank you so much to my mom and friends who made it unforgettable and amazing!

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Full of Frivolity

Yesterday started out early. We drove down to the condo that Lloyd, Lauren, and Samith are staying it, and walked with them from Kam 1 beach to Kam 3 beach. It was adventurous to walk it in the dim morning light with our shoes off, but the morning sky was beautiful.

We saw whales

After having some breakfast at my place, we went to the swap meet. Everybody got a little something. When we were gathering again at the car, Lauren and I took a picture.

Our next stop was Pa’ia for lunch, and for a little walking around. Then Ho’okipa for turtles. Yay turtles!

We were getting tired, so it was time to head home for a nap. But first, a stop at the Maui Friends of the Library bookstore.

After a nap, we went to Sugar Beach to take in the sunset. It was beautiful.

It was also very exciting. We saw a lot of whale activity a short distance from the shore. One of the other on-lookers said it was a baby whale being born.

We also saw a shark come super close to the shore. It wasn’t very big, but it was still pretty nerve-inducing.

We ended our day with a delicious meal and lots of laughs. It was a great birthday!

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