Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Life in Hawaii in a Nutshell


Yes, I have put most of those 92, 537 miles on myself in the last 5 years.  And, yes, I have really averaged 28 MPH the entire time.  For those of you without a calculator handy, that comes out to just over 3,304 hours in my car, or a little over 137 days!  I would complain, but I know people have spent more time than that on life rafts, and I'm pretty sure they didn't have McDonald's, air conditioning, or (mostly mediocre) radio stations to break up the trip.  Besides, when you are meandering along at 28 MPH, you have time to look at things like this:


You also have time to ponder things like: How did they get the ocean so flat?

4 comments:

Mike said...

I would rather look at things like that when I'm stuck in traffic. Instead I see stores, car dealerships, or restaurants. :)

Heather J. said...

wow, that's beautiful. and flat ocean views have always fascinated me - how DID they do that?! it's amazing, and I'd love for that to be MY view every day ;)

Dreamybee said...

Mike-I agree-If I'm going to be stuck in traffic, I'd rather be stuck in traffic along the coast line.

Heather-The flat ocean blows me away, especially this time of year.

Tomorrow is the official open of the Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau season...or whatever it's called. Basically, this is a three-month period during which everyone is on standby for "The Eddie," which is a surfing competition that is only held if the wave faces reach 30 feet or more. In 23 years they've only done it 7 times, and we were lucky enough to see one of the competitions. Let me tell you, it is NUTS! I'm looking forward to being able to see it again someday.

Dreamybee said...

LOL-So basically, all that was to say that, yeah, flat oceans are unusual this time of year!