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Makai’s Busy Social Weekend

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Friday Night: Dinner outside with Jen and Quinn at their house. Lots of high fiving and dancing.

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Saturday Morning: Early morning date with Ellyza and Loden at Little Gym. We attended a free introductory class where Makai sat there and looked at me like “Really? I got outta bed early for this?” To be fair, I think he did have fun some of the time. But we had to be at the gym at 8 a.m. and he usually sleeps til 7:30, so yeh. Up early. Also, he’s been kind of a daredevil and has banged his face (split lip, eye bruise, bleeding teeth) a few times this week. It kind of annoyed me that once he was in a padded space he didn’t want to do anything! I think he just needed more time to warm up to the place and the people. If we went every week, I’m sure it would be way different. As long has he got his venti latte on the way!

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Saturday Afternoon: Barbecue at Danny, Caroline and Rory’s new place in Riverside. Such a big house and a nice yard! It was great to check it out. Trent, Loden, Ellyza, Jen, Chad and Quinn all came out too. Danny grilled pork tacos and they were so delicious. Makai and Ellyza had fun chilling out in the pool while Quinn and Rory ran around like crazy! Oh, and there’s a funny kissing cousins photo of Rory and Makai that will someday be used for blackmail purposes :)

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Sunday Afternoon: Cousin Alexia’s first birthday party! Got to see lots of Dallas’s relatives that we haven’t seen since Christmas time. And we got to see Danny and Caroline and Rory again. And Cory, who lives in Colorado and we haven’t seen for a couple years!

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We caught up with many friends this weekend and had a great time!

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Shrimp Station

October 28th, 2012 · No Comments

Paul and Kate were talking up the Shrimp Station so much, I just had to try it. The original location is in Waimea and is located in a building that used to be a gas station/auto repair shop called Seto’s. Dallas’s parent’s friends owned Seto’s (it’s their last name) and Dallas used to ride his bike there after school and do oil and tire changes.

Anyway….. we were in a huge rush, but I made Dallas stop there anyway when we were driving by! The building does look like a service station, and is now set up as a walk-up stand. You order from the window and they cook fresh to order. There is seating, but it is outside on picnic tables. There’s a second Shrimp Station location in Kapa’a now and it looks more like a conventional restaurant. I haven’t been there.

My order at the Shrimp Station was made pretty quick (not quick enough for Dallas, you can see him waiting in the car across the street!) but maybe like 10-15 minutes? I got the shrimp tacos and they were pretty good. Spicy! I’d go back. It was fast and delicious. The two tacos were pretty big and filling. It was not especially cheap, just about everything is $12, but not breaking the bank either.

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Fourth of August in New England

August 9th, 2012 · No Comments


Lake Wentworth

With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, it didn’t work out for us to go to New England for the holiday like we usually do. It just so happened that one month later, the Fourth of August, worked out great, so off we went!


Kayaks


Adirondack Chair


Lichen


That is Stamp Act Island across the way, on the left.

We spent a few days at Ross’s house on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. We went to Ross’s house for the first time last year and it was a ton of fun. And it was a ton of fun this year too.

We flew into Boston and drove up to New Hampshire with Matt, Molly and Lucy and their dog Buddy. They also had a new addition for us to meet this year, a one-and-a-half-year-old mastiff, Sophie.


Sophie

Also staying at the house were Tommy and Marinella, with their dog Koukla, who happened to really like riding on the kayaks. Note Ross’s new toys are these fancy kayaks that have a pedal mechanism so you don’t have to paddle. They were pretty awesome.


Tommy, Ross, Koukla, Dallas


Ross & Koukla

The week before we went out East, Rob stayed overnight at our house in Chicago. He always stays over one night every year when he does the sailing race to Mackinac Island. Rob and Ross and Matt all lived in Boston at the same time so we mentioned to Rob that we were going to Ross’s and suggested he come down from Maine, so he did. So glad he did!


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Rob and Dallas taking a snooze.

There was lots of eating and drinking and fun, like always. Ross has been on a paleo diet, but we still had a lot of great food and drinks. One thing was clear, that we are all getting older. Things were not as rowdy as previous years, for sure!


Steak and Scallops.


Ross broke out the good stuff (but I still didn’t like it!)


Brought my aloha shirt koozie.


I don’t know why Ross had these bling-y ice cubes!


Long Trail Ale is a beer from Vermont.

And we still had a ton of fun playing on the lake and relaxing outside.


Lucy had her own adirondack chair, a gift from Uncle Ross.


Ross, Koukla, Rob


Matt and Lucy.


Lucy and I were playing with leaves and pine cones.


Rob and Dallas.


Lucy getting a haircut.


After her haircut.


Dallas


Ross gave us a Lake Wentworth chocolate bar from Winnipesaukee Chocolates.

The rest of our trip was spent in the greater Boston area where Matt and Molly live. Dallas and Matt golfed, I took Lucy to the park, we watched a ton of Olympics, visited a diner where Lucy is a regular, and spent one night watching The Dark Knight Rises followed by drinks and dinner in Marina Bay.


There’s a rule somewhere that when you’re on a roadtrip you have to stop at Taco Bell. I finally tried the Doritos Locos Taco.


Lucy at Target.


Lucy at the park.


Marina Bay

Oh, and on the way out to Boston, we, of course, had drinks and lunch at Tortas Frontera at O’Hare!


Tortas Frontera.


As of right now I have 167k miles on AA.

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