Hawaii (Part III)


[On November 26, we left our comfortable digs at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel on Maui.  We were off to the Big Island for a week with our friend Roy.  No, we were not going by canoe . . . ]



[On the road to the airport in Kahului, we finally got our best view of Haleakala – must have been a spectacular view into the caldera this day!]

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[Airborne and coming into Kona International Airport on the island of Hawaii.]

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[They warn you that you’re actually not landing on an alien planet . . . but it is in the midst of a lava field.  And being Hawaii, the airport facility is actually like a carport – no walls!]

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[The Super and Roy renew acquaintances.  Roy and I go back to when . . . well, they say if God wanted man to serve in the Army, He would have given us green, baggy skin.]

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[Roy retired here (from the Department of Labor, just like me) four years ago, and this was our first visit to see him.  He gave us a lovely room . . . ]

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[Then a tour of his property, about a half acre, with a view of the ocean about a half mile away and 400 feet lower.  This was a day for R & R, i.e., wine and eats.]

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Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.  ~ Susan Sontag

Up next: Again a Hawaii/Christmas toss-up.

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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