Vacation – Day 2

Today we didn’t get up early as we might otherwise do because we were recovering from our previous day of travel…plus the few drinks we had to wind down with after we finally made it to our condo.

As an aside, I must say that I love Costco. So convenient and strategically placed right next to the airport/car rental place. We loaded up on a few essentials we knew we would likely have each day for snacks and alcohol.

Back to our original story – once we were mobile, after our morning coffee and breakfast, we headed to the local store for things you don’t want to buy in the Costco size containers, like mayo. After that quick outing all four of us loaded into our jeep and started driving. We ultimately decided on the ‘Iao Valley. This was a great trip and with lots of literature on the battles fought over rulership of the islands from the 1780′s to the 1790′s when Kamahamaha 1 started his island by island ascertion of his dominion over all the islands.

The ‘Iao Needle was used by native lookout-warriors to inform the locals of incoming peoples such as hostile invading forces. The Needle stands about 1250 feet tall and was perfect for viewing all incoming activity.

As well as the monumental natural rocky beauty there is various plant and animals worth mentioning. I will be posting pictues of these once I get home and can access my pics. I do want to bring attention to a couple of beautiful specimens that I snapped pics of. A couple of great spiders and a small lizard of some kind.

We ate lunch at ‘Da Kitchen. I plate lunch place that sells tons of Moko variety plus the original Loco Moko. It was a nice place to eat but we will continue for the perfect eatery. The search continues! We came home around late afternoon and sat around the table, played cribbage, had a few drinks and enjoyed each others companionship.

That’s it for now.

Peace be with you!

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Aloha from Hawai’i – Day 1

We spent the day traveling from Portland (PDX) to Hawai’i. Our trip went smooth from Portland with only a slight delay for the plain to be de-iced due to a super cold front that came by way of Mr. Freezes kingdom of ice and snow. We had a short lay-over on the island of Oahu before another heading to Maui. Our resort is in Kihei right across the road from the ocean. Below is a pic from our balcony and the ocean beyond.

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I will try to update every day, although not all updates will have pics until I get home and can get access to my computer.

Aloha!

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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 10

The Wrecking Crew

  • (157) Mr. Pink-{169}-{234}-{160}=563 {187} +30
  • (151) Lenny-{169}-{198}-{141}=508 {169} +18
  • (162) Ruben-{184}-{163}-{170}=517 {172} +10
  • (181) Tod-{211}-{134}-{186}=531 {177} -4
  • (212) James-{212}-{255}-{199}=666 {222} +10

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won.

As a team we took 21.5 out of 35 points and as a team we were +64 for the night.

On a really awesome note; Mr. Pink destroyed it rolling +30 per game over average. His second game alone was 77 pins over average. Nice bowling Mr. Pink.

Peace be with you!

More to come…

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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 9

The Wrecking Crew

  • (158) Mr. Pink-{162}-{127}-{169}=468 {155} -3
  • (151) Lenny-{137}-{160}-{138}=435 {145} -6
  • (160) Ruben-{180}-{152}-{191}=523 {174} +14
  • (180) Tod-{202}-{191}-{167}=560 {186} +6
  • (215) James-{140}-{197}-{212}=549 {183} -32

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won.

As a team we took 8 out of 35 points and as a team we were -21 for the night.

One bright spot of the night is pictured below for fellow bowler Ruben

Ruben is in the hunt

Peace be with you!

More to come…

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When the Dead Wake…is now live!

Okay…so the title was a pretty bad pun…sue me! I am just so excited though. When the Dead Wake (written by Christopher Gray and Matthew Burris) – my second audiobook is now available on Audible, and in a few days will be available on iTunes and Amazon.

Follow the link below to be taken where you can purchase it and my other audiobook on Audible:

When the Dead Wake – now available on Audible

Deep Dark Woods – now available on Audible

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Independent Merchants – 2014-2015 – Wk. 8

The Wrecking Crew

  • (157) Mr. Pink-{190}-{137}-{169}=496 {165} +8
  • (151) Lenny-{173}-{151}-{139}=463 {154} +3
  • (130) Terumi-{128}-{135}-{127}=390 {130} Established
  • (168) Brian-{221}-{183}-{202}=606 {202} +34
  • (211) James-{237}-{266}-{230}=733 {244} +33

Bold indicates individual point won. Italics indicate poker hand won.

As a team we took 26 out of 35 points and as a team we were +78 for the night.

As a special note, Brian bowled a 600+ series. It might be his first…which is awesome! As a team we all bowled above our average. Terumi was establishing so I did not include her in that equation.

Peace be with you!

More to come…

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More audiobooks in the works

The Shylmahn Migration - Book 1No sooner have I completed my last audiobook, When the Dead Wake, than I have signed on to do two trilogies. Book one of the first trilogy is called  The Shylmahn Migration. This audiobook will be ready in December of the year…or sooner if the starts align.

This is another fantastic read and I hope I can do it justice on the audiobook. The author of the work is David Beshears. Check out his page on this particular book and then check out the rest of his works here at Greybeard Publishing.

Here is the cover as obtained from Amazon where this book and eBook are also available for purchase.

Seeds Across the SkyThe other series is from author Mark Whiteway. This is the second trilogy in the Lodestone Series, so technically this is book 4. I am very excited to be working on this project.

This book should be out in January of 2015…or sooner if the stars align.

Here is the cover art and synopsis from Marks site.

Both of these fine authors’ books are available on Amazon for purchase in paper and eBook format and will soon be available on Audible when the audiobook versions are complete.

Peace be with you!

More to come…

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