Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Vacation Blogger

I guess I only blog on vacation. Here we are again. We hit the beach and shave ice right after the plane.

Baby Kea didn't last long before he knocked out.

Kai frolicking

Max attack on Mom

Cousins enjoying shave ice

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Buddhist Temple

Bong! Bong! rings the Buddhist prayer bell. We have crossed the beautiful red Asian bridge into this serene and wonderful place. Max and K ring the bell and this creates joy and happiness. We move slowly toward a small waterfall and a pool filled with multi-colored Koi fishes. The orange, yellow, and white ones glisten like jewels in the cool, blue water.

We walk up the steps to a small waterfall and listen to the water trickle rapidly down the hill. Now we walk up the ramp to enter the red temple. We remove our shoes and enter a large room. There is a beautiful golden Buddha above the altar of the temple. The gold glistens from the sunlight peeking in from the door behind us. Max lights some incense as Asian worshippers say solemn prayers in front of the altar. We exit the temple onto a little bridge and we are surrounded by the sunburst colors of the Koi fish again. Max and K feed the fish the majestic black swan and the brown and white stripped birds. We walk along green and stone Asian gardens. We leave with a feeling of well-being and tranquility.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Max and I arrived in the glorious paradise of Hawaii. Liz and K picked us up at the airport and brought us these beautiful leis. Mine is pink plumeria flowers that bloom in Liz' backyard. Max's lei was made of candy treats and he went to work eating the candy before we even left the curb at the airport. The sweet smell of the flowers reminds me of this tropical paradise with the cool wind and the sweet, salty ocean air.