Uneventful, Then Eventful

My day of travel was uneventful, which was just fine with me. The most astounding part of my trip was how smooth my landing on Maui was – very little turbulence! Awesome!

I requested a window seat from Oahu to Maui so I could look out the window during turbulence. Somehow, seeing the land holding still makes me feel better when the plane is lurching all over. Yesterday that wasn’t necessary, but I did have a clear view of a brush fire.

When I got home, I unpacked a little. I wasn’t surprised to see that my suitcase had been searched by TSA. They always do that when I bring honey home. But I was surprised that they opened the jar and didn’t put the lid back on tightly. There’s honey all over the inside of my suitcase. Ugh.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Well, that’s a maddening end to a pleasant journey. I am wishing some uncontrollable diarrhea on whoever was in charge of that jar. (Insert mad face here.) Set that bag outside and let the ants clean it. 😉

  2. Deborah says:

    That is ridiculous. And I’m sure there is nothing you can do about it. Which is maddening.
    I’m glad you made it safely home.

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Unexpected Fun

Yesterday morning as I sat on the couch, the hummingbirds came. Woo hoo! I got a picture of one.

Denis and I were going to go on a hike or something. Instead, we went here:

IKEA! Awesome! Denis was looking for a new work table for his place. I was just looking at all the cool stuff. I didn’t end up getting a pile of odds and ends like I expected, but I did find some really cool new curtains for my place. I love the material.

They’re about a foot too long. I’m not sure if I’ll try to shorten them, or if I’ll just let them pile up on the floor.

I also got some tool kits for the new teachers at my school. We have three new graduates joining us. I’m so excited to meet them! I think the tool kits will be a great classroom-warming gift.

I did have to borrow a rolly suitcase carryon thing from Denis though. The curtains and tool kits are heavy and would for sure put my suitcase over the limit.

I fly back home today. My direct flight to Maui was changed into a connection through Honolulu. Ugh. And extra landing and takeoff. Hopefully the flights will be smooth.

Hawaiian #HA3 Depart LA 9:50am Arrive Honolulu 12:35pm

Hawaiian #HA296 Depart Honolulu 1:40pm Arrive Kahului 2:25pm

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Shopping Day

Yesterday was a day of shopping. Denis’ apartment complex had the water shut down from 9 to 5 for plumbing repairs, so we were out and about for most of the day.

On my list was curtains and shoes. I didn’t find any curtains, but I did find shoes. I thought I would get hiking shoes again, for comfort. But I got some regular shoes instead. I also got some insoles (for comfort).

Denis had a few things on his list too. Something I put on his list was a hummingbird feeder. I got bird seed last time I was here, and though I was initially disappointed because there was only a squirrel, there are now house finches coming to eat the seeds. Woo hoo!

I have seen hummingbirds come to the tree beneath the balcony. Now there is a feeder with sugar water in it. Let the hummingbirds commence!

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Three Towns

After church yesterday, I gathered with family to have a good-bye lunch. It was at the Mexican restaurant on the Seward town square. The front door has a great view of the court house.

The meal was delicious. Some of my taco cheese fell in the table and made what looked like a Japanese kanji character. I had to take a picture.

My flights were pretty unremarkable. I had to run in the Minneapolis airport to make my connection, so there was a little excitement. Also, my plane to LA was old and made a LOT of noises. I prayed a lot.

But I arrived in LA early. I was glad to be on the ground. I’ll be here a couple of days before I continue on home to Maui.

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Unusual Year

It was a weird Fourth of July in Seward yesterday. Almost none of the usual things happened. No crowds of people came into town. It was so strange.

We did go to the square. It was not crowded with vendors, but there was a small farmers market in the morning.

In the afternoon, we went to Brent and Sandra’s for a small cookout. It was lovely. We relaxed, the kids lit firecrackers.

In the evening, we headed to Gerald and Michelle’s house. They have a beautiful new deck. We had some snacks and enjoyed a fireworks show in their back yard.

Lauren and I left early so we could get to bed. We were tired! Whew!

Today I start my journey back to Maui. As usual, I’ll stop in LA on my way back.

Delta #5408 Depart Omaha 3:27pm Arrive Minneapolis 4:50pm

Delta #1069 Depart Minneapolis 5:59pm Arrive LA7:55pm

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