Aloha: Accommodations

On Saturday, February 2nd, I called the number for Costco Travel. The extremely helpful woman who answered the phone spent the next 80 minutes helping design exactly the right vacation package for our May adventure. Yes, that’s right: 80 minutes! I had a pretty good...

Here we go again?

Today or not today, that was the question. My dear friend Rick was scheduled for the third time this year to have his ICD replaced, and I can only hope that this time his white blood count supported that procedure. I drove him to the hospital at the crack of dawn, and...

Aloha: Lahaina Town

This was my third trip to Hawaii in six years, so by now I have the general lay of the land figured out. I knew it at least well enough to know that Lahaina Town, as it’s called by locals, is in a rain shadow desert, and that it gets only 11 to 13 inches of rain a...

The Aloha Series

I just returned from two wonderful weeks in Maui. Yep, that’s right. Two weeks. In Maui. Lahaina, to be exact. Our “excuse” was Rick’s 60th birthday, which we celebrated in fabulous style. After a horrific first four months of 2013, it was time to get away and do a...

Graduation

A two-wheeled riding machine, called a velocipede (“fast foot”), or boneshaker (referring to the jarring ride over cobblestones), first became popular in the United States well over a century ago, and that popularity is having a phenomenal resurgence. Whether the...
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