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Posted on: Feb 04, 2022 at 6:15 AM
How fortunate you are to be traveling to Kauai in the company of your son's family. Hawaii is a wonderful place and to enjoy it with family is going to be the best.
I have one recommendation (besides reef safe sun screen). I was going to go on a star gazing tour to the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island but regretfully canceled because it involved being in a van with 14 other people. They claimed to have a strict mask policy but I just was feeling too nervous about the possibility of catching omicron. I did however, have an opportunity for marvelous star gazing while walking to the lava viewing site at night in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. I don't know what kind of star gazing opportunities there are in Kauai but look for a good place. I learned that you can see more stars in Hawaii than anywhere else in the United States. You can see not only the Northern Hemisphere stars but some of the Southern Hemisphere stars. I also learned (afterwards) that you should have a flashlight with a red filter when viewing stars as your eyes acclimate better to the dark. So if it's not too late to acquire a small flashlight with a red filter, tuck one into your suitcase. Have a wonderful time!
Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 at 8:13 AM
I sure did! Armed with N95s and a negative Covid test , I braved the security line with the sloppy mask wearers and the airplane with the hostile man behind me who thought he would
take his mask down (we exchanged words-FYI during check in, you have to sign a statement saying you will wear a mask at all times unless taking a sip of water or a bite of food but will pull mask up between bites/sips). Plans have changed as friends and family have different levels of risk assessment. Most of my visits will be outside which is not a hardship when it’s 4 degrees in Massachusetts and you are in the Monterey Bay Area and Big Sur. I usually stay with friends but am staying in motels instead. Now there is a tsunami warning! I’ll be cautious on my morning walk to Capitola Beach. Thank you for asking.
Roger and Ann, I am just stunned. How sad and tragic and heartbreaking for all of you. I know you are strong people and will find a way to go forward but grief can be overwhelming. Thinking of Mason losing his mother at such a tender age is so sad. It’s so hard on any child but it may be especially hard for him with the high functioning autism. Take good care of him and of each other.
Posted on: Nov 10, 2021 at 1:33 AM
What a beautiful photo of your barn. How accommodating of the alpacas to look at the camera!
Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 at 6:11 AM
Regarding people with red hair and experience of pain, well I am just so surprised. My brother, my sister and her two boys all have red hair so this is relevant information. One never knows what one will learn from the Amphitheater - chat site.
Thank you for sharing such a touching memory of your sister.
What a woman of action! Wow! You know how to get things done. MaxSold sounds perfect. I have made huge strides decluttering between donating/selling/Buy Nothing Westford on FB but it's slow and more time-consuming than one might think. MaxSold sounds more like ripping off the bandage than ever so slowly peeling it off.
Posted on: Sep 04, 2021 at 4:55 AM
Your poor husband. I am glad to hear he is feeling better and will be at your side soon.
I can relate to your feelings about not liking being looked at by men. I have found that to be a gift of aging. I no longer have to experience staring that makes me uncomfortable.
What a wonderful and meaningful way to celebrate your anniversary.
Posted on: Aug 23, 2021 at 5:28 AM
Mary, love your wedding photo! Thank you for posting. Dick's shirt is awesome.