Well, I found the camera! And so now I can post a couple of quick pics of our special visitor yesterday! Kirsten and I attended two grade schools together, and then 4 years of high school as well – so a visit with her is special and rare occasion, as I don’t have many (ok, any) connections with old friends from that far back. I do need to look up Brad, David S, David W, Brian and a few others from way back in the day, and perhaps I’ll have that chance once we’re relocated back on the mainland. Until then, I’m lucky to have a classmate from those glory days who lives right here in Oahu! Kirsten came over yesterday morning, bearing gifts from a local bakery (yummy!), some tiare flowers from her tree, and her great smile. It was really nice to catch up and now we’re planning more get togethers with her husband and son. More on that when it happens. So, here’s the quick pics:
Classmates from the late 70’s/early 80’s… She hasn’t changed!
Lara and Kirsten hit it off very well – though K and I agreed that Lara’s ‘being born in the 80’s’ thing sounded, well, far too young! 🙂
Some more random pics from there and there:
Surf-signpost at the Poor Boyz Yacht Club. This all-in-one shop occupies the very end of one of the nearby piers. They are side-tie fuel spot for your boat, have food (breakfast and lunch), free wi-fi, laundry-mat and general store. And the people are nice too!
Some news from last year foresees a questioinable future for them (http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2010/05/03/story8.html) so we’re glad they’re still here and that said development hasn’t yet begun…
There we are: temporary slip 835. Beyond us is the rock seawall and the Pacific Ocean. Nice view from the bow for sunsets…
Admittedly not a great photo… but it serves two purposes. The first is that I like the wood finish sterns of some of the fishing boats. I should have taken better photos in Honokohau, where there were lots of them. The second is that I plan to do a special post dedicated to this harbor and the incredibly variety of boats here – this is just a reminder to myself I guess. I’m going to dinghy around and get photos and names of some boats and write about it. A pet project if you will, but not on THE LIST.
Who’s that babe???? 🙂 Actually, there’s a funny little reason I took this pic. If you have Lara’s email, write and ask her about her high tech special wardrobe fix. he he he
Anytime I see fire trucks I think of my niece’s husband, Bran the Man with the Plan (LAFD!). They’ve got some nice yellow ones here.
Mom & Dad, is THIS where you stayed some 30 or 35 years ago???? You wouldn’t recognize the neighborhood any longer I bet, but I did think of you both as we walked by.
Look familiar Mom?
We went to the UPS Store to take care of some business and on the way back… hit the gym! Well, we visited a gym that Lara plans to join for a short time, making the most of our time here. She’s my hero! The place is only a mile from our slip and Jayson gave us a great tour. We also met one of the trainers, a girl from Recife, Brazil. Small planet.
Even touring the gym made me hungry, and whaddya know… right next to the gym is a Papa John’s Pizza. Makes sense, right? Anyway, the small lunch special pizza was perfect for 2 and cheap! Oh, and YUMMY
Waiting for our little pie, Lara does the double self portrait arm stretch. 🙂
Lara pauses by the lagoon, watching infants and remembering Belinha’s recent antics in the water.
It IS a nice lagoon, isn’t it?
That’s it for now. More news on Thursday, perhaps, as we plan to bus it up to the North Shore to see the big swell rolling through and the surfers who brave it. Time to break out the real camera and lenses for some shots!