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Happy New Year!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Again, I wish all of my readers a happy new year!

I’ve been offline for a bit because I’ve been concentrating on getting Hiking for the Couch Potato out to the world!  If you take a look at, then come back for details, I’ll explain what image number 3 at the top of my new blog is about.

Okay, so  - did you go look at the other web site?

If you did, then let me share with you that the image is from Hawaii, Wailoa River State Park, a park on the Big Island.  This is a gorgeous place to meander that provides many vantage points for photography. A local park, there is no admission fee.  You can climb down to be near the water or see the falls from higher up.

It’s peaceful and we had almost no one else to bother us, unlike many more known sites in Hawaii, where everyone seems to be jockeying for a place to take photos.

Jurassic Chicken

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Sometimes you can travel to a place and they never prepare you for the realities of what you might experience. That was the case when we landed in Kauai. We were never alerted to the overpopulation of chickens.


Hawaiian adventures with SPAM®

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

When traveling in Hawaii, you envision soft breezes, sunsets, luaus, and palm trees. One thing that a traveler does not expect is the obsession with SPAM®, not the e-mails, but the canned meat. In one store, they had actually created a giant, boat-shaped display with multi-colored cans of SPAM® as the construction material! (more…)

Scenic Adventures in Kaua’i Hawaii

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Dramatic cliffs, tropical scenery, gorgeous sunsets and beaches, pop culture and great food – that’s Kaua’i.   Although we don’t usually go on tours, we signed up for two in Kaua’i: (more…)

Adventures on a Volcano

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

When you are visiting the Big Island of Hawaii, a must see is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There aren’t many places to walk on an active volcano, but, if you walk far enough, this is one of them. 


Disappearing Act in Hawaii

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Since my husband and I have both worked for the hotel industry in our careers, we have a healthy respect for those who run hotels and the employees who really make everything function. As a result, when we travel somewhere, we do not leave our room messy when we go out for the day. We gather our stuff and stow it so they can clean the room properly.

That said, our stay at a picturesque B & B on the Big Island of Hawaii, led to some confusing reactions. We performed our customary gather and stow in our room and left for the day to enjoy the scenery and tourist attractions. (more…)