Category: Hawaii

Firework Friday

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Taken July 4th in Waikiki, but posted now to celebrate the end of a long week.  Fireworks are always magical.  
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Waikiki Beach

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We were not expecting to have an ocean view room, but were surprised with an upgrade to the 32nd floor of the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  In honor of National Relaxation Day, I could not think of any place I’d rather be than on that balcony as music drifted up from the village below.

The Souvenirs You’re Simply Drawn To

Those of you who know me (and now those of you who don’t), know that I have two endearingly particular talents: remembering most everything and keeping everything (within reason). The two can be even be linked!  Please have a seat while I tell you from where I got this plastic bag in June of 2009. I kept it because it has the logo of a store we don’t have here – how could I throw it away?

I promise I am not a hoarder.

When I travel to a new city or state, or landmark within, I have two standard items that I always purchase: a magnet and postcards.  Postcards are easy to transport and store, and between my mom and I , we have a fairly extensive collection.  I started collecting magnets at an early age, so it’s a good thing refrigerators have lots of space!  I’m fairly picky with the magnets, and try not to go overboard, but sometimes you visit a lot of new places and end up with a few more than planned.  Because who doesn’t love Dole Whip?

 

 

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What do you collect while traveling?