Journey to Kauai

Day 5:

Julia and I bummed around Oahu in the morning, waiting to get rid of our rental car and, once again, be free women. That car…..anyway, we played in the airport for a few hours. It was nice to not have to rush. And the flying rats (pigeons) were entertaining enough, strutting around the terminal.

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Hawaii: The Magic of Living

Day 4:

Julia and I started our fourth day in Hawaii at a restaurant called Cinnamon’s. I think we were the grubbiest people in there, hiking gear table side, bandanas tied, trace amounts of mud on feet and legs. Yes, the adventuring never stops! We split the two specials: Fajita breakfast burrito and Macadamia Nut/Chocolate explosion of happiness french toast.

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Hawaii: The Bare Necessities

Day 3:

I think the longer you live and the farther you travel, you begin to realize how little you need and how little you really want. And my prediction is that years from now, on my deathbed, I will realize that all I really wanted from life was to walk barefoot through beautiful lands with the sort of people who illuminate the world with kindness and good vibrations. And maybe to swim so far that I actually transform into a mermaid…

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Hawaii: Gloriously Unreal Reality

Every time you wake up in Hawaii, there is the distinct possibility that you are still dreaming. Hawaii Continue reading

Hawaii: Mother Nature’s Jewelry Box

0345: My alarm sounds….”Am I in hell?” I think to myself. “Is this some kind of joke? Wait, is that an alien? Are those power tools??” I sit up in a panic! But as I pry my eyes open and they scan the room, they happen to fall upon several suitcases.

HAWAII!

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The Power of Positive Drinking: Napa Valley

Once again, I have been a terrible blogger….but why dwell on the negative when I’m about to transport you to a magical land.

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Pirates and Picnics

“HELP!” I yell across the water. Julia is paddling 200ft ahead. She turns back with a quizzical look.

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Sacramento: The City of Trees

Every time I think I remember everything wonderful in California, I make the pilgrimage back and make wonderful new realizations and discoveries. But isn’t that true of life in general?

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The Best Coast Calls

I think that we all have a place that calls us home when our spirits are in need of renewal.

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San Antonio City Guide: CommonWealth Coffeehouse

“We have no plans to open a second location, no plans to expand really,” the woman at the counter explained, “It’s named CommonWealth because we want this to be a gathering place for the community. That is our only goal.”

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