Monthly Archives: January 2004

Hola South America – Lima, Peru

Just wanted to drop a quick note that I got here ok. All those warnings about the Lima airport were unnecessary. It went as smooth as butter. I was pleasantly surprised with LanChile as well because I have heard that they are a weak link.

The flight went well expect that I left a sweater and my wallet on the plane and they wouldn`t let me go back to get it. I was a bit concerned because it was about to take off again with my stuff still on it when at the last minute the ground staff brought it to me. Phew. read more

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Gurgles and Glurps – Los Angeles, California, United States

Just hanging out in Los Angeles enjoying their generic year round weather. Can you believe that as soon as I finished writing that last entry, Liz and I went outside and the sun came out? It seemed to clear up in seconds but it looked stunning with the transparent clouds wafting by.

We stopped at a beach and I thought of what a shame it was that I came all the way to Hawaii and didn`t even go into the ocean. But then the rainbow came out. One of the best yet, I might add. The parking lot to the beach was flooded and we had to do some maneuvering to get past it but it was worth it. read more

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Rain Rain Go Away – Paia, United States

It just won`t let up. It has been pouring down in sheets for the whole week I have been here. I have had a chance to spend time with some pretty cool people tho and learned how to play speed scrabble. As we drove through the town today, seemed the hippy people of Paia have given up on rain gear and are resorting to beachwear anyway.

What`s that saying? Smile even if you are sad and eventually you will get happy? So maybe they think if they dress for the sun, it will come out. That or they just figure they are getting soaked anyway. read more

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Rainbow New Year – Maui – Hawaii, United States

Hawaii is a place a resisted for a long time because it seemed like the typical honeymoon 80`s holiday spot. But what a sweet surprise. I can`t believe its been so close my whole life.

After the first day, it has been raining the whole time (and how!) but somehow, its not dampening my fun in the least. I mean, the heavy thick clouds billowing across the sky only add to the beauty. The way they drift through and between the mountains (I think they call them the west maui’s or something like this) is almost magical. There are times that the rain has been so heavy that the streets were inches thick in water. read more

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