Friday, March 30, 2012

And The UK, Including England

Ron Burgundy is back. Even the announcement of the movie is freaking hilarious.


I honestly don't know if roosters wander around the other Hawaiian islands, but they do on Kauai. They are everywhere you go, but not bothersome, at least not to me. They weren't waking me up and if one happened to run in front of our rental car last week we didn't feel the need to swerve or slam on our brakes in order to save it. (Just for clarification, we didn't run over any roosters while in Hawaii.) Either way, they were sort of fun to watch on occasion and some of them have radical coloring to them and that was cool to see. I should have taken a video of one of them. All I have are these pictures...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Waves

Both of these pictures were taken near Tunnels Beach on the north shore of Kauai. The waves were impressive here, but also not waves you want to get involved with (at least not in the winter months). There was no one in the water here. Not good enough for locals (they surf out on the reef anyway) and way too dangerous for tourists, which made for another opportunity to soak in the beauty and fire up the camera.

Monday, March 26, 2012

I Am In Love

Kauai was better than I could have imagined. We felt like we saw a lot, but we also relaxed quite a bit. There is definitely enough action on Kauai to stay for a couple weeks. I guess we'll just have to go back. I went crazy with the camera (989 photos). I found myself taking a lot of snaps of waves because the sight of them and their power has always mesmerized me and the north shore of Kauai didn't disappoint. These weren't even big waves, but they were still massive in power and full of beauty. They were also big enough to keep me out of the water at this beach. More pictures to come...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tomorrow, Hawaii

This picture has been my background for the last week, a little motivator as I wrapped up 60 pages of writing in twelve days. Although the picture was taken in Mexico, it had to do for now because I don't have any pictures of Kauai, but we head there tomorrow morning and I'll soon have hundreds of pictures of the Garden Isle.

There's nothing quite like laying your eyes on a piece of land you've never seen, but one you've heard about all your life. All the colorful descriptions and images dissolve into the reality unfolding before you and they don't matter anymore because you are there. It's definitely one of my favorite things about traveling, especially to a different country, continent, or island.

Tomorrow, Hawaii.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Happy Birthday Chris!

It wasn't hard to find a picture of you jumping off of something or doing something cool. This is Lake Michigan, July 2007, after you devoted most of your week to helping Kate and I move to Milwaukee. I may not always express it, but I appreciate how you're always willing to do crazy stuff at the drop of a hat. It's not exactly how I roll, but as friends it is also our differences that strengthen our bonds. Here's to another great year for you, one full of adventure, love, travel, long conversations, and cliff jumping.

Have a great day tomorrow.