February 13, 2017

Sibling trip to Oahu

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I know I am going to sound like a brat but I didn’t want to go to Hawaii. I have really wanting to take my sister Holly to Jerusalem because everyone should go to Jerusalem at least once in their life for many reasons which I won’t go into. My other two siblings have been already so the urgency isn’t there for them. Holly has had a tough year losing her husband and raising three kids and she really wanted to just chill and Hawaii was on her mind so after all of my persuasiveness we ended up in Oahu which was for the better. For some reason I have had this strange first world aversion to Hawaii. I think it is cause my dad hated tourist traps and has always been very vocal about avoiding crowds. I knew I would like it once I got there and what I found was that for it being a really nice place for tourists the beaches are incredibly public and accessible. I won’t go into it since I know everybody on the planet has been here but me.

Here are a few of the best things Oahu has to offer besides warm weather:

Korean food in abundance

Public beaches with easy parking

Friendly people

Garlic Shrimp

No billboards

Mac salad

Road side Banana Bread

Great pie at Ted’s Bakery (who knew?)

 


August 15, 2016

Washington, the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier

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I feel like there has been one huge conspiracy to keep Washington a secret from me. I can’t believe something like that exists. For three days straight we didn’t shop for groceries because the land and sea provide. Blackberries every morning and crab every night. Left just in time to not get used to it.washington 3
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Mt. Ranier gets like 90 inches of rain a year. Beautiful!!washington 11 washington 12 washington 13 washington 14 washington 15 washington 16 washington 17washington 19 washington 20washington 18 washington 21washington 1