Category Archives: Vacations and Adventures

The Warrior Dash

Well we did it; Ellen (sister), Mark (husband), and I ran the Warrior Dash. If you’re not familiar with the Warrior Dash, it’s 3.2 mile, 12 obstacle mud run. IT WAS AWESOME! Ellen and I trained for it. Mark . . . well he’s a natural. The course is mostly on a trail but is […]

Cruising the Caribbean – 2014

7 days and nights on the Oasis of the Seas– second largest cruise ship in the world.  It’s sister ship is 2 inches longer, and we all know that size counts.  It has the largest dining room in the world, the deepest diving pool on the sea, and can accommodate 6300 guests (about 1000 more […]

Hiking Hawaii

Hiking Waimea Canyon Our first hike was Waimea Canyon, one of the world’s most scenic canyons, and part of Wiamea Canyon State Park. At 3,000 feet (914 m) deep, Waimea Canyon is often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” This canyon is certainly greener than the Grand Canyon and not as big but […]

Kaui From the Air and Below the Sea

The only way to get a full view of the island is from above.  Our chosen view was by Helicopter.   Kawai is the oldest of the main islands. The highest peak on this mountainous island is Kawaikini at 5,243 feet (1,598 m).  One of the wettest spots on earth, with an annual average rainfall of […]