Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The nice clean rows of peas are looking a bit like morse code now. Really hoping we don't have some neighborhood critters that are going to create a problem in the garden this year.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Convertible was engaged this evening, but shortly after I took this shot (from the car), we had to stop and put the top back up.
Cold front coming in -- finally giving us some more typical spring weather.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
At least for me, what with the vacation and all.
And only the second day of ultimate for 2009, what with the injury and all.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
It looks like a lot of limes this season -- I brought home about half a dozen but there were many, many more flowers and proto-fruit on the tree. Unfortunately, because I'm out so infrequently, I forgot how thorny the branches are and ended up getting my arms and hands scraped up pretty good. And by good, I mean bad.
But hey, limes.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
The dude behind Learn to Surf on Kauai (808.826.7612) who got us started last January, and kept us hooked up with instruction and boards while we were on Kauai this go-around.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
In the summer of 1990, on a trip with high school and college friends, we hiked the Kalalau trail along the Na Pali Coast of Kauai. We all made it to Hanakapi'ai beach about 2 miles in. From the beach (generally sandy that summer -- there was only a small patch of sand on the day I took this photo) there's a 2-mile side hike up the Hanakapi'ai Valley to a large waterfall and pool, but... to cut a long story short, we didn't make it, and the failed attempt resulted in a fairly treacherous return hike at dusk without flashlights. (this, before the ubiquity of the flashlights and headlamps that now typifies our hiking gear.)
We missed this hike the last time we were on Kauai because, not naming any names here, but SOMEBODY insisted that we burn the last day on a second day of surfing. Not that there was strong opposition to the contrary.
So, anyway, on this trip, we wanted to make a point of doing this hike. And we wanted to make a point of getting to the waterfall, 'cause, y'know, we dig waterfalls. And my own personal history of failure in that department.
It turned out to be a good day for hiking. It was mostly sunny, and while there were a few scattered showers, they were actually nicely refreshing. However, maybe a little more than a mile into the hike, I started noticing a certain amount of achiness in my muscles that seemed to exceed what might reasonably be associated with surfing. And the headache which I had been noticing the previous afternoon, began intensifying, coupled with the fact that I really only get headaches when I'm hungover (and it was only one beer the previous night) or when I'm sick. (uh oh.) Other things I had been noticing that morning were falling into place, and it finally dawned on me, 1-1/2 miles into a strenuous 8-mile out-and-back hike, that I had a fever and was sick as a dog. During our Hawaiian surfing vacation.
We made it to the beach, rested for a bit. The SOOTTAD tried to force me to eat. (did I mention loss-of-appetite?) And then we hiked the 2 miles back to the car, the SOOTTAD drove us back to the cottage where we were staying, and I spent the rest of the day and a good chunk of the following day either passed out or curled up in a fetal position, moaning and whimpering in bed.
So I guess I just wasn't meant to see that waterfall after all. Duly noted.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
We make an effort to hit In-n-Out whenever we're on the West coast. This one happens to be in Mission Valley area of San Diego near where we're staying for Balboa Rendezvous.
The juxtaposition of the schoolgirls was unintentional or I would have tried to frame it better -- nevertheless, I am entertained by the result. It should also be noted that a photo tagged with the word "schoolgirls" appears to be a big draw on Flickr. (38 hits in less than 8 hours -- well outside the curve for things in my photostream.)
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Not what you'd call a quality meal, but by the time I noticed that it was after 2PM, it seemed more important to just get stuff finished ASAP than to take the time to track down a proper meal.
Probably not the best decision-making I've done in a while.