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Erasure – World Be Gone Tour (St Petersburg, FL)

July 7, 2018 |

The last time I went to a Erasure concert on Dec. 4, 1992 – senior year of high school, during their “Phantasmagorical Tour” at Jones Hall, in Houston, Tx. I was visiting my sister at Texas A&M where a bunch of friends had already purchased tickets. We all caravanned on this road trip adventure. For those of us who didn’t have tickets, we purchased ours from scalpers. Such a spontaneous journey and what a setlist they had back then. But Erasure can never fail to entertain. Read More

Learn to Ice Skate (Tampa, FL)

July 3, 2018 |

Moving from Oahu to the Tampa area, we looked forward to watching some professional sports. This year was an exciting time for NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightnings had an exciting Stanley Cup season but got beat by the Washington Capitals who went on to win the Stanley. We learned from the Ice Sports Forum we could both join a Learn Hockey class but had to pass certain ice skating skills first. I already know how to ice skate so Bill had to sign up for a class. Will be posting his progress here.
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Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues Tour at Amalie Arena (Tampa, FL)

June 16, 2018 |

The last time I went to a Maroon 5 concert was when I was still living in San Diego, CA. Adam Levine and his band played at the Del Mar Fairgrounds as their Songs About Jane album was still on the rise in the Billboard charts. By the end of 2004, the album was Ranked 15 on Billboard 200. Read More

Video: Learning to Make Fire for the First Time

June 3, 2018 | 1

Bill found two survival items while cleaning out his office: #1: Magnesium Flint keychain and #2: P38 (emergency can opener). Then, a lightbulb went off in his head. He remember how we experienced an Epic Fail in making fire while on safari in South Africa. It was as good a time as any to learn for future nature and wildlife adventures. See how he did with alittle imagination. Read More

Boating: First Time Snorkeling around the Underwater Pipe at Electric Beach

January 3, 2017 |

Having a cousin who grew up in Oahu but currently lives in Washington, he showed us one of his favorite places to snorkel in West Oahu. Jumping aboard our 20-foot motorized Mako 204cc, we head out exploring for spinner dolphins and humpback whales to allow the sun comes up and warm us all up. We arrived where the local power plant was visible about 100 yards from the beach area. But what lies beneath… underneath the water are two giant cooling pipes that pump warm water out. The flowing water is more than strong enough send you doing underwater cartwheels but I called it the “Underwater Pipe Elevator.” Enjoy the video.

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Music and Concerts: Sting Live at Blaisdell Arena

November 4, 2016 |

2 Tickets: Upper Level, Section 26, Seats: K 1 and K 2. Sting started at 8:05pm so we had only missed one song. What a turnout! Parking was a challenge as the Blaisdell’s lot was full ($7.00 parking). Luckily, next door at McKinley High School they had opened up their parking for $6 and proceeds went to their ROTC program. Perfect! With 2 encores (“hana hou”), the concert was energizing and went by too fast. Thank you Sting for adding Hawaii to your tour list. For those who couldn’t attend, check out his setlist… Read More

Journal: Birding – Java Finches Captured by GoPro

October 10, 2016 |

An advantage of having a house with palm trees is buying a bird feeder. How lovely is it to have your morning coffee, listening and watching the birds. Bird food with a GoPro strapped to the tree and you’ve got yourself a show. Enjoy! Read More

Explore Hawaii: Hiking – Found and Climbed a Hunter’s Tree Stand

October 2, 2016 | 2

Out hiking in West Oahu and found what I imagine as the dreamy tree house I never had as a kid. But I know hunters come to this area to hunt game birds, goats and wild boar so this must be their tree stand. I just had to climb and inspect it further. Wouldn’t you?! First time doing this. Here we go. Read More

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