Sunday, January 30, 2011

Aloha and Mahalo!

We recently returned from a few relaxing days in Hawaii with Allison's parents. Was our first visit, and we saw the big sights on Oahu, including the Punchbowl National Cemetery, the various surfing beaches on the North Shore, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and the amazing National Parks visitor enter and USS Arizona memorial, the Pali lookout, the Waimea Park Waterfalls, and lots of scenic roads with our Jeep. We even enjoyed some Matsumoto shave ice and the Paradise Cove Luau in between visits to Costco. Otherwise, we enjoyed our lovely rental apartment blocks from Kailua Beach. A spectacular place to stay for a relaxing trip. Below are some photos.

Pali lookout.

Mighty Mo.

Still bubbling oil.

Paradise Cove Luau.

At the beach.

Underwater plane wreckage.

Sunset pending.

Peacock showing off at Waimea Park.

Cruising. Soft top down.

Wild roosters hitchhiking.

Snorkel gear check.

Waves crashing at Sunset Beach.

Punchbowl Memorial.

Happy back seat riders.

One more lookout.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bathroom Fixtures

A few nights ago, Rob and I had to run to Lowe's to pick up all of our fixtures that will be used for our bathroom renovation next week. Here is the happy shopper now.

The fixtures (Faucets, etc) that we bought for the bathroom are the same that we used at the old house. Here they are now. And the happy shopper below.

Jefferson Park Expansion

The other day I was able to take a walk up to Jefferson Park. The expansion work is finally starting to open up to the public. I was able to check out the new playground and the running path that they have that circles the entire park and has wonderful views of Seattle.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Happy New Year!

We rang in the new year in Bend, Oregon in 2011. We decided to try out snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor. It was great fun with our friends, Matt and Akiko. We rented a small house for three nights on VRBO downtown Bend right across the street from Nancy P's Bakery, which turned out to be a little gem for breakfast. Bend was great, the company was fun, and VRBO didn't disappoint once again.
We also finally replaced our Nikon D40 (RIP) that was an unfortunate casualty in Costa Rica with a Cannon PowerShot S95. Pictures of the trip can be found on our Flickr page.