October 21st, 2009
Back From Maui

Got back from the islands this morning. Fortunately the weather wasn’t too much of a shock, since we’re also comfortably warm. (Maui was quite humid and in the mid to upper eighties.) It was great spending time with the folks. Definitely caught quite a bit of sun (ie I was sunburned for several days before it calmed down.). Had many cocktails with little umbrellas and a lot of good food. Dh and I have decided our next adventure will have to be more exotic…like Egypt or Thailand. We’re weird in that we relax when we experience culture shock.

Picked up a CD by Iz Kamakawiwo’ole. He passed away around twelve years ago, but his music is still quite haunting. The songs keep running through our heads.

We braved the road to Hana (a small town on the rainy side of the island). For those of you unfamiliar with this road, it has over 600 bends/curves. After driving half-way, we decided to rename the road. It should be called the road to Ha-Ha because the joke was definitely on us. Waterfalls around every bend my arse. *g*

Had intended to do a lot of thinking and planning while we were there, but that didn’t quite pan out. Spent most mornings rising early and walking the beach with dh before the masses flooded down. It was nice. Found a lot of cool shells and bits of coral. The mornings were quiet. Perfect for contemplation. Was too busy enjoying the sand in my toes and the warm water rushing over my ankles to care.

But now it’s time to get back to work. Which for me means coming up with a new pen name and finishing my YA. What’s everyone been up to while I’ve been away? I saw that PBW hit number 17 on the NYT’s list. (Told you so.;) Big Congrats, my friend.

10 comments to “Back From Maui”

  1. Glad you had a good time. Welcome back. 🙂

  2. Thanks Bernard! Wish we were in the same town. My care broke down the day before I left for my trip. I’m told I need a new alternator. 🙁

  3. New pen name for YA or other?

    Beaches are excellent for contemplating even when you think you’re not thinking. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

  4. Charli, For both YA and adult. I’m thinking twinkle toes something. 😉

    I hope you’re right because it sure didn’t seem like anything was going through my head. LOL!

  5. Welcome back Jordan. Missed your internet presence.

    Good luck on creating a new pen name.

    It’s definitely not the easiest thing to do.

  6. Vivi, Glad to be back. 🙂

    Thanks, I’m going to need all the luck I can get. No, a new name is never easy, especially since you have to answer to it. *g*

  7. Hi Jordan: Welcome back. I’m very jealous of your stay in Hawaii. One of my favorite places in the world.

    But then … reality hits and you gotta get back to work.

  8. Thanks Liz! Yeah, reality bites…or so the film tells us. 😉

    If only I could get paid for being on the planet. *g*

  9. I haven’t been blog hopping as much as before, so didn’t even know you were gone. *g* But welcome back! Sounds like you had a fab time.

    Good luck with chosing the new pen name. Maybe something with your middle name? That’s what did. 😉

  10. Vanessa, Thanks! It was a nice trip. Good place to clear the mind. 🙂

    Right now I’m trying to decide how many pen names I need. I have considered the middle name. 😉