Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 20

Wildlife Photography Number 18 – Coyote Sneaking by Elk

18 Coyote sneaking by Elk

Karen and I like to visit the wild places that are left.  One of our favorite wildlife refuges that we have ever been to is in Oklahoma at the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.  The reason that we like it so much is the chance to see some of the bigger mammals that can be found …

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Nov 19

Pipiwai Trail- Haleakala National Park

Trail through the bamboo forest

Pipiwai Trail is probably one of the best hikes that I have ever been on.  It is found in Haleakala National Park on the backside of the volcano just past Hana.  Make it an afternoon either enjoy Oheo Gulch and then take the 4 mile roundtrip hike on Pipiwai Trail or do the trail first …

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Nov 18

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling “So it’s true then, what they were saying on the train.  Harry Potter has come to Hogwarts.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a young adult fiction novel that is on our top 150 books list.  It is the first book in the Harry Potter …

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Nov 17

Wai’anapanapa State Park – Maui

Black Sand Pepples

Wai’anapanapa State Park is wonderful place to stop during your trip on the Hana Highway.  The park encompasses 122 acres of beautiful grounds that includes a natural sea arch, caves, hiking trail, native forest, and a rare black sand beach.  The black sand beach is rare on Maui since black sand is formed from lava …

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Nov 16

Number 193 Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Robin Williams

Good Morning, Vietnam is number 193 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by  Barry Levinson and stars Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby and Tung Thanhtran  it is rated R. Karen’s Review Good Morning Vietnam starts out in 1965 with radio dj Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) stepping off a plane in Vietnam …

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Nov 15

Hosmer Grove – Haleakala National Park

Tropical Red Bird

Hosmer’s Grove is a part of the Haleakala National Park on the island of Maui.  The grove started out as an experimental timber forest, but today it has a short hiking trail and campground for the national park.  Ralph Hosmer, in 1910, was looking for the right type of tree to help create a viable …

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Nov 14

Wildlife Photography Number 19- Meerkat

19 Look into my Eyes

Meerkats are small mammals that live in the desert regions of Africa.  They live in groups that can number as many as 50 or more individuals.  Since I have never been to Africa the only chance I get to photograph these little creatures is at zoos, and they are a hoot to photograph.  I would …

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Nov 13

P90-X Second 30 Days- Here we go Again

Iron Master Dumbell

Now for anybody that is following this blog you might have thought that we had given up on our exercises since the last time I blogged about this was way back in the early part of July.  I had just completed my first thirty days of the P90-X workout system.  I was feeling better about myself …

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Nov 12

Travel Tip- Make a Vacation Photo Book

Coffeetable books

One of the great things about going on a vacation is the memories that you make, and usually most people try to keep those memories fresh by taking pictures and video while on vacation.  They get home get them processed stick them in a generic photo book or those who are trying to keep up …

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Nov 11

Ahihi Bay – Maui

Honu 1

Ahihi Bay is part of the Ahihi-Kina’u Reserve.  It is probably the best place to snorkel on the island of Maui.  Karen and I saw countless boats going to Molokini Island, but we almost felt bad for all those people.  Ahihi Bay was hardly ever crowded and I cannot see how Molokini could be any better.  We …

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