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October 20, 2014

I’ll take my board.

Filed under: Family, Music, Personal — Tags: , , , , — llcall @ 4:31 am



Last trip of my June – July: Travel months . . .

On my drive back from L.A. after my momentous Hawaii trip, I turned on NPR as usual. After basking in sun and sand for a week, catching a ride to the North Shore in a convertible, swimming with a freaking sea turtle(!), I thought I ought to get back to thinking about things. Trying to keep my finger on the pulse of every current event. Learning and stuff. Preferably every second.

But no, I said. No! I will not listen to news radio. I will listen to Weezer, dangit. I will listen to songs about going surfing. “Surf Wax America” is oddly prescient about my experience in Hawaii:

You take your car to work
I’ll take my board
And when you’re out of fuel
I’m still afloat

The natural and cultural beauty of Hawaii taught me a little more how to stay afloat. Starting with more music.


If you talked to me before I went, you know that I said this was probably my only trip to Hawaii so I wanted to live it up. By our third stop, at Haunama Bay (above), I was like, Forget that! I’m coming here every year!

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My parents participating in a Tahitian wedding ceremony at the Polynesian Cultural Center, which would have been so cute if not for the guy sticking his hand on my Mom’s head

Samoa guy: The highlight of my Dad’s whole trip. No joke.
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  1. Hawaii is so amazing! You definitely have to make it an annual trip!

    Comment by kei02003 — October 20, 2014 @ 8:49 pm

  2. I’m so glad you got to take a break from everything and visit Hawaii! Looks like you had a marvelous time! Also, Addison looks like your mom!

    Comment by Kristin — October 21, 2014 @ 2:33 am

  3. uh.may.zing!

    Comment by Victoria — October 22, 2014 @ 4:32 am

  4. Hawaii looks amazing! And you are not the first person to give me that impression. But these photos really make me want to go with Jacob someday. Someday.

    Comment by alysastewart — October 26, 2014 @ 1:32 am

  5. Let the good times roll….or should I have said, “Hang loose!” Definitely, let’s go to Hawaii again.

    Comment by Sharon — November 3, 2014 @ 1:50 am

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