Monthly Archives: September 2013
What I Did Last Summer
Now that the kids are back in school, I’ll update the badly neglected blog with the requisite back to school assignment “What I Did Last Summer”
1) Went to Maui.
Hate on me all you want, but I had a free place to stay and a free car to drive (that probably didn’t quell any hatred).
Here’s what we did…
Got sprayed by a blow hole (standing safely FAR from the hole)
Snorkeled with turtles, seals, and beautiful fish
Drove the back way into Hana and fulfilled a life time dream to swim in the Seven Sacred Pools….
Walked through a Bamboo Forest
Enjoyed the food and festivities at First Friday
Jumped off a cliff to a cheering crowd of 8 year olds who put me to shame
That’s Thing 2 who also put me to shame.
So did Thing 1 and Dr. Malibu.
Walked through a Lava tube
Enjoyed 8 nights of Sunsets
Snuck into a Luau
Gave my kids the experience of a life time!
2) Grew tomatoes.
Buckets of tomatoes. Cherry, Roma, I picked bowls and bowls of tomatoes. I made pasta sauce, after sauce, after sauce, and salsa, and salad after salad and tomato soup. They are still producing.
3) Went to Alaska
Dr. Malibu had never been. He’s such a fan of Hawaii. I knew he would love Alaska.
In four short days we went to: Anchorage, Gridwood, Whittier, Seward, Wasilla and Palmer.
He’s ready to go back. So am I.
4) Fostered puppies
While they all found good homes, I bonded. The broken bond needed to be mended.
Thing 2 and I went to the Van Nuys Shelter and found this girl. She was 6 months old and ready for a real home. We call her Maui.