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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2006 from 'Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Posted: Dec 13, 2006 | 521 words | 2 Comments
My time in Hawaii has been a lot more laid back. Between what was mentioned in the previous posts, a couple sunsets, a high school play, wandering around Waikiki Beach, it was pretty slow moving. That was the idea while in Hawaii. And I didn’t use that free time to catch up on things I need to get done. That just wouldn’t be a good way to spend time in Hawaii. I hear that the work ethic is bad here anyways, and when in Rome… well you know how it goes. So I wasn’t about to lift a finger. For the most part I was able to sit back, observe, put my feet up, and think about everything I’ve done in the last few months. I also spent a lot of time thinking about what I miss back home, such as a snowy Christmas season, college life and finals week (yes, seriously, finals week was always a relaxing week, no class!), snowboarding, and of course all my friends and family.
There is one big thought that’s starting to circulate more and more through my foggy brain, and that’s wrapping up this entire trip several months from now. To finish this trip quietly and just go about my life into another job or whatever it is I choose wouldn’t satisfy my need to have some kind of closure to it. At the end of this year there are going to be so many memories and lessons to look back on, people I’ve met, places I’ve been, and experiences that took over the trip. I keep thinking about how cool it would be to have a gallery of maybe a hundred of the top photos (if it’s ever possible to narrow down two per state). The guests would be from all over the country, maybe all 50 states? There could be hors d’oeuvres, like rocky mountain oysters and other things I’ve tried. Then I could make a big presentation to share my experience for whoever wants to listen. Share some stories, what I took from it, have a slideshow and talk about some of the photos, there will be plenty of things to talk about that aren’t on the blog. And afterwards we can all party with my hosts from all 50 states so they can share the horror stories of inviting a stranger into their house. Now wouldn’t that be cool. There is going to be a lot I want to share about this trip. Any event planners out there?
Now, back to Hawaii. I didn’t really get to see a whole lot while I was here. Partially because I’m on a tight budget and can’t afford to island hop. Partially because my pretty Jeep Compass had to stay back in Los Angeles. And partially because I just wanted to get a tan and put my feet up in the air. I’m looking forward to getting back in my Jeep and going full throttle (figuratively speaking, you know, the trip, not the car) for the next couple months, and maybe take another few days to chill around my birthday on February 10th.
Comment by Kristi Sauer
From Hugo, MN
What could be better than chilling in Hawaii? Lucky duck. Enjoy! PS your party idea sounds totally awesome!
Comment by Dixie
From Sioux Falls, SD
Well it wouldn't be a party with out the SD folks, shall we bring all our crazy friends too?? Can't wait to see you again dude. Did you actually get a tan? I need to see a picture of that!