Sunday, May 27, 2012


Goodbye Mr. Home Depot; Hello Mr. West Marine. Bring on those discounts!
Mr. West Marine - finally!

Well, it took much longer than we ever thought, but Doug is finally working at West Marine and loves it.

Besides the discounts, it gives Doug an opportunity to learn even more about boat stuff. Great!
Neighbors gone...

And the neighborhood is changing - but not because of us.

One neighbor sold their boat; one sailed to French Polynesia.

So, our little neighborhood is almost perfect - almost. 

We are working on that!
The Black Pearl

In preparation of our upcoming haul-out, we went to visit the yard. Yard looks fine, but the shower/restroom facilities are a little lacking. Oh well, we can handle it.

But, we did get a kick out of seeing The Black Pearl.  She definitely needs some work. But, the big question...Where's Johnny?
University of Hawaii Rainbows

It took us 3 tries, but we finally got to see a Rainbow game - we miss baseball.

Very nice stadium and nice people, plus they sell beer and great dogs!

Seasons over, but we will go again next year for sure.
Waikiki - what a view
We love checking out Waikiki - it is definitely touristy, but there are some real good finds - like the Hale Koa.

Nice, affordable, plus great bartenders and 3 Happy Hours. Hope you get a chance to visit them!
The Varsity

Another favorite, The Varsity, next to the College.

Cheap and they have lots of beer on tap - Doug's eyes light up when we walk in!
Love this plant, but no clue?

Changes, but changes are good and we are still enjoying our wonderful life.

Come and join us - we need some new neighbors!

PS:  Anyone know the name of this plant?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Fun-filled weekend!

The Schubert's were on Oahu and we got to spend some time with them!
Relaxing with the Schubert's!

Ritch, Sue, Rob, Eric, and Kate were vacationing on the North Shore and came over to spend the day with us - what a treat.

Hard to believe that we have been buddies since high school (many moons ago), but it is so easy to slip into that old friendship.

Love spending time with them - just wish it could have been longer...

Captain Steve and Debbie were so wonderful and took all us sailing on their beautiful boat, Delphinia. Thank Guys!

Captain Steve
It was so nice to be back on the water - we have missed it. The weather wasn't great and the seas a bit rough, but it was still a good day at sea.
Eric and Ritch on Delphinia

Did I mention that Moondance has to be hauled out to get fixed (again) before we go anywhere?

Oh well - the life of a cruiser...
Eric and Kate relaxing

After sailing, we just had to take the the gang on a Mai Tai walk to Chucks.

Wonderful way to spend the day.

Hope the Schubert's come and visit us again!
Cowboy night

The Ko Olina marina threw a BBQ for the boatees - great food and music - and cowboy hats were required.
Debbie and Mel having too much fun!

We ate way too much, danced, and had a blast hanging with our marina buddies.

Wish you could have joined us for the weekend!