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Kauai – July 3, 2007

Tuesday Scenery and Geocaching Way out West We woke up just after 5:00 and couldn’t get back to sleep. At 5:30, we figured we might as well get up. We had a breakfast of cereal and orange juice in the room. Our plan was to go to Koke’e State Park and see Waimea Canyon. We […]

Kauai – July 2, 2007

Monday More Sunrise Photography Chris slept much better without the air conditioner blowing on her, and we woke to the alarm ready to get up and get some more pictures. We found the right spot for sunrise photos this time. We pulled into an overlook across the highway from St. Catherine’s Cemetery south of Anahola. […]

Kauai – July 1, 2007

Sunday, 1 July 2007 Sunrise Photography When my watch started chirping at 5:00am, it did not seem like 8 hours had passed. I was eager to get out to take some pictures, though, so I jumped out of bed and asked Chris if she still wanted to come with me. She grunted that she did […]

Kauai – June 30, 2007

Prolog Last fall our friends Heath and Mini became engaged after dating for 6 years. When they invited us to their wedding in Hawaii, we were thrilled to accept. I made our reservations through Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, booking our flight, hotel, and rental car for a week on Kauai. We’d been looking forward to our […]

Italy 2004 – Day 19

Venice to San Francisco My watch chimed at 6:10am. I pulled on some clothes, grabbed my camera gear, and headed to the Grand Canal. I wanted to get pre-dawn pictures again. I could still feel my cold’s affects, but felt better than the day before. The area around the train station was already active. Travelers […]

Italy 2004 – Day 18

Venice My watch alarm chimed at 5:00. I had set it early so we could get up and make it to Piaza San Marco before the sun rose. I was feeling less congested and a lot less tired than the day before. Chris was not ready to get up yet, so I reset the alarm […]

Italy 2004 – Day 17

Venice My watch chimed at 7:00, and we got up and showered. We needed to be out of the room by 8:00, so that housekeeping could get it ready for its next occupant. From Venice, the ship would spend another week cruising to Istanbul. We had breakfast – another light one for me. My stomach […]

Italy 2004 – Day 16

At sea, Arrival in Venice Despite the previous late night, we woke up at 6:30 again. My throat was still sore, and I felt nauseated. I figured I was just hung over (again!) and hoped it would pass with breakfast and some coffee. At 7:30, we headed up to the breakfast buffet, where I had […]

Italy 2004 – Day 15

Dubrovnik, Croatia We hadn’t closed our drapes the night before, and I was awakened by light at 6:30am. I looked out the window and saw a beautiful dawn breaking over a mountain ridge. I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures as the sky brightened and the sun appeared over the elevated horizon. […]

Italy 2004 – Day 14

At sea My watch alarm chimed at 7:30. Chris had planned to get a quick breakfast, and then attend a Pilates class at 8:30. She decided she could just have a piece of fruit from the room and get breakfast afterward. That gave us time to laze in the bed for a little longer. This […]