A Sunday at Makapu’u Lighthouse

I have never been an outdoor person, but I LOVE hiking on this island. Maybe it is the gorgeous views on practically every ridge or peak. It could be all the plant life and greenery that still seems foreign to this Midwest girl. I know that it is the combination of exploration and physical activity;…

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Mud, rain, wrong turns, and an engagement: Lulumahu Falls

Lorelei woke up on Tuesday just itching to go hiking.  From the kid I have to often pull out of bed, this is a rare occurrence.  I let the oldest babysit and took her to Pali Highway to find the trail entrance for Lulumahu Falls.  Again, another on my list and a good weekday hike.…

Waimea Valley – Oahu

  During Christmas Break, the kids and I explored Waimea Valley.  This is a preserved and sacred area along the North Shore of Oahu.  I stumbled across it as I was looking for kid-friendly hikes.  We wanted somewhere to explore yet was not challenging.  Waimea Valley seemed perfect - a short hike to a waterfall,…

The Recents: 24 February 2014

First of all, is it really the end of February already?  This short month thing always gets me.  Anyways... Music:  Lorde.  All things Lorde.  Also trying to track down songs you hear on TV shows or movies.  They always fit the scene in which they are being played, and I applaud those whose sole job…

The travels I forgot to write about…oops!

So much happened in the last year.  I barely remembered to write in this blog period, let alone remember to write about all the places we had seen and explored.  Now that I have more time (thanks unemployment), I can catch up. Cinque Terre and Lerici, Italy Cinque Terre, Italian for "Five Lands," is absolutely beautiful.  It…