First day of school 2021

Senior year - class of 2022! This photo was actually taken the third week of school. School started on Aug. 18. The first week was 6 a.m. soccer, so that doesn't work for a "first day of school picture." And the second week I just forgot to take a picture. We're hoping this school year … Continue reading First day of school 2021

Here we are again…

No, this isn't a map from last year at this time. It's based on COVID data from July 2021.It's been more than 500 days since #COVIDchaos changed our society forever. The pandemic hit us like a freight train in March 2020. Schools were shut down. Remote work became a reality. Movie theaters sat vacant. Salons, … Continue reading Here we are again…

Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, submarine tour

We caught a shuttle and got a quick tour of some interesting points in Honolulu, before heading to Pearl Harbor. We caught a boat over to where the USS Arizona sunk, which was both fascinating and eerie. The USS Missouri is in the background of the picture below. The USS Missouri is the site of … Continue reading Hawaii: Pearl Harbor, submarine tour

Hawaii: Sunset cruise, Manoa Falls

I stood in line for 45 minutes at Starbucks this morning. Lots of people like their coffee, that's for sure. There's a Starbucks in the lobby of our tower, but it's temporarily closed. COVID maybe? Or not enough workers? The boys went to the army museum this morning, and I spent some time at the … Continue reading Hawaii: Sunset cruise, Manoa Falls

Wait, no more masks?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced fully vaccinated people can now resume regular activities, without masks, social distancing and constant hand sanitizing. After more than 10 months of "masks required," this seem strange. You can go to indoor restaurants and activities, hang out with other people and visit just about anywhere without any … Continue reading Wait, no more masks?