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The Road to Hana is not just a drive to check off your bucket list; it is truly an adventure.
Lorelei woke up on Tuesday just itching to go hiking. From the kid I have to often pull out of bed, this is a rare occurrence. I let the oldest babysit and took her to Pali Highway to find the trail entrance for Lulumahu Falls. Again, another on my list and a good weekday hike. … Continue reading Mud, rain, wrong turns, and an engagement: Lulumahu Falls
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel the world. My family has always been able to take vacations, even if they were not extravagant (and as the oldest of 5 children, extravagance is out of the question). Regardless, by the time I was 18 years old, I had seen Wisconsin, … Continue reading Who else gets the travel itch?
I used to be a city person. I loved the fast pace of life, the activities, the amenities, and the people. Now that I have a bunch of children and have lived in different places, I am finding that I do not love living in a city. I like to visit and like having a large … Continue reading Hukilau Beach and Laie
I had signed the toddler into hourly daycare here. It is so competitive to get into a spot that I call weeks ahead of time, so I forgot about this spot until a few days before it. I began planning all the errands and tasks I could accomplish alone, but then I stopped and realized, I … Continue reading Ehukai Pillbox trail
My mom was visiting us this past week, and her top thing she wanted to do was to hike Diamond Head. There are so many things to do here, and this one was a simple request. We woke up early(ish) one morning and set off to complete the trail. What is Diamond Head? This is … Continue reading Diamond Head
During Christmas Break, the kids and I explored Waimea Valley. This is a preserved and sacred area along the North Shore of Oahu. I stumbled across it as I was looking for kid-friendly hikes. We wanted somewhere to explore yet was not challenging. Waimea Valley seemed perfect - a short hike to a waterfall, … Continue reading Waimea Valley – Oahu
I've been in a funk for a little over a week. It started with feeling sick but not really having any specific illness - the usual headache, stomachache, lethargy, etc. The kids and I took the weekend to recover, i.e. I tried to nap and do nothing while they trashed the house and ate cereal … Continue reading The Recents: 6 February 2017
First of all, is it really the end of February already? This short month thing always gets me. Anyways... Music: Lorde. All things Lorde. Also trying to track down songs you hear on TV shows or movies. They always fit the scene in which they are being played, and I applaud those whose sole job … Continue reading The Recents: 24 February 2014