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Day 7-Night: Thunderless Dreams

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Okay, so the truth:  I have a very hard time sleeping at night when Thunder isn’t home.  Sometimes he has to be out late for a meeting or a…thing…and I just can’t get to sleep.  So if I’m actually someplace alone – without him anywhere around – restful sleep is sometimes difficult.  Here’s what I […]

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Day 7: Thunder Goes Home

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I has a sad…Thunder goes home today, leaving me with 3 more glorious, sunny, convertible-driving, rainbow-searching ocean-ogling days alone in paradise.   Oh, right…but, sad, sad, very sad…

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Day 6: Place of Refuge? Not From the Tour Guide, It Wasn’t

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We traveled south to Pu’uhonua O Honaunau (Place of Refuge).  This was a safe haven for kapu breakers and criminals in olden times and served as the burial place of former Hawaiian royalty.  Tried to find the promised sea turtles, but they weren’t hanging out by the rocks today. The tour guide was scary.  I […]

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Day 5: We Reach The Summit

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Mauna Kea is almost 14,000 ft above sea level.  Actually if you count its true base – the ocean floor – it’s the tallest mountain in the world.  Thunder and I took a guided tour up to the top of Mauna Kea this afternoon.  We go up in the afternoon because you want to get […]

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Day 4: The Ocean is Whispering My Name

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I sat right on a chaise under some coconut palm trees right at the sea wall.  I sat reading my book.  The Pacific crashed at my feet.  The spray popped up enough to squirt all over my bare feet from time to time.  As it pulled away from the rocks each time, there was this […]

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