Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Not drowning, waving

I will soon be in Hawaii, leaving on Friday. I'll spend a couple of weeks with my dad, have a few mai tai drinks under the 100 year old banyan tree right on the beach, eat some prime rib steaks at Chuck's Restaurant, and in general hang out. My very dearest friend from university days will be visiting there from California too, which will make it even more special.

I'm not much of a beach person, but I've actually bought a new bathing suit and a pair of canvas beach shoes (Keds!) so that I can at least look the part, but don't look for photos of me looking the part! Instead, if you go to this site and watch long enough, you might see me walking by and waving to the camera. You'll certainly see other people doing that, and lots of people who don't know they're on camera and looking silly, having their photos taken in front of the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. Hee hee.

One of my physical feats when I was in Hawaii last year was to hike up to the top of Diamond Head from the crater, and then walk back all the way to Waikiki beach. (Bus reliability is not Hawaii's strong point). Look at that photo above and marvel at the distance covered!

So dear readers, this blog may become even more dormant over the next couple of weeks. I will try to post once or twice and read some of your posts, but don't hold me to it.


Kali said...

Hi Val ~ the time has certainly come around very quickly.
Anyway, just wanted to wish you safe and happy travels. Have fun catching up with your Dad and friend ~ and all those wonderful things you plan on doing.
I look forward to catching up with all your news upon your return home.
xo Kali

Sonia said...

Hi Val, have a great time and have fun, too! I am looking forward to see your photos!

Thanks for your visiting to my blog!

Jeanette said...

Hi Val, Have a fantastic holiday and a great reunion with your Dad.look forwaed to seeing all your photo,s on your safe return.
Take care. (((HUGS))))

Susie said...

Have a wonderful time in Hawaii! Sounds fabulous...

Val said...

Bon voyage, sounds wonderful! And thanks for the book recomendation too.

catsmum said...

Oh I want to go back to Hawaii in the worst possible way.
Stayed at the Hilton Honolulu for 5 days over easter in 96 and attended easter Sunday services on the beach led by a minister in pink shorts and shirt accompanied by a hula dancer while we stood ankle deep in warm seawater.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Val ... I didn't know you were going to Hawaii ... or maybe I did !!
Anyway, just wanted to wish you a safe trip, and hope you have lots of fun.
Take lots of photos ... look forward to seeing them when you get back.
Take care, Connie (Meow)

Diane J. said...

Safe journey and have a great time, Val! Pictures would be great for those of us who aren't going with you..... ;o)

Love and hugs,


Merle said...

Hi Val ~~ Have a wonderful holiday
in Hawaii as I am sure you will with your Dad and special friend.
Thanks for your comments about my jokes. I hope I never run out, but can always repost some of them. !!!
Have lots of fun and relaxation Val. Take care, Love, Merle.

PEA said...

I am sooo envious that you're going to Hawaii...wish I could come along:-) Having a mai tai drink under a 100 year old banyan tree on the beach sounds pretty good to me! hehe Have a wonderful time dear Val!! xox

lindsaylobe said...

Hi Val ~~ I think it’s great your visiting your dad, he will no doubt be particularly appreciative of that and I trust it’s an enjoyable time. Best wishes

tanya said...

Have a super time! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.