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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Big Island Love

On my last morning in Hawaii, Pip, Tabs and I went looking for shells. In one tide pool we found a baby eel. It was about 6 inches long, black with white polka dots on its body--blending perfectly with the lack lava rock and white coral. Mistaya had seen a large one of these very same eels while snorkeling at another beach. It was very shy and tried to hide under rocks to avoid my prying eyes.
The flight home was tiring and I am still on Hawiian time. Hawaii is 3 hours earlier so getting up at 7am is 4am Hawaii time. Peter left early this morning to pick up Mistaya from Nelson. He is meeting Auntie T in Castlegar and driving back with our Mist.
Pip was too tired to go to preschool so I've kept her at home today. I have to take the oldest girls to piano this afternoon. Back to the grind already.
I am planning to use my knowledge from Hawaii to better my life. Little things I've learned. Such as, I need more vitamin D all winter long! I'm going to start painting for $. I love donkey balls!--had to put that one in--donkey balls are made at only one shop on the Big Island, just outside of Kona. They are giant balls of chocolate with a macadamia nut in the middle. The size, shape and texture of the chocolate balls makes them irrisistable. I am incorporating things subtly, to enrich my life. The Hawaiian culture is unique and fascinating. I loved people watching as much as whale and turtle watching.
The Okanagan has provided me with a kind introduction back into Canadian culture--the weather is beautiful, much like a Waimea morning in temperature.
* My spell checker has decided to go on the ftitz again so please be patient with any mistakes you encounter!

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Blogger Caroline said...

Thank g. the donkey balls are choc. What is it about the spell check on the blog? Mine went missing weeks ago. I am thinking of switching to Modzilla Fox.
Love, Caroline

March 25, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

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