Monday, September 21, 2009

Aloooha

For some time Marilyn and I had wanted to return to Honolulu. We lived there in the early 70's when I was in the Navy and hadn't been back since. There was little planning involved. We booked the trip two days before we left. I guess a flight and a hotel on the beach were all we really needed. We stayed in Waikiki about as close to the beach as one can get.Marilyn loves lounging on the beach with warm breezes and the gentle sound of the surf. The one thing she shuns is the sun. There's nothing wrong with the sun. Without it we would have use our headlights while driving during the day. But with too much time spent in our youth building those dark tans and excellent probabilities for future skin cancer, we limit our exposure now. Marilyn attempted to set an example for the many tourists, most of whom were Asian, who sprawled out in the burning rays around us. She demonstrated sun protection "Arizona style". Although highly effective, it didn't catch on. Most people probably thought she was some kind of crazy American with a colorful beach Burka. No one sat next to her (including me).
We took a drive through the rain forests above Honolulu. Along the way we stopped. I got out and grabbed one the hanging vines and attempted to shake some monkeys out of the trees although there are no wild monkeys in Hawaii. My first instinct upon seeing hanging vines in a jungle is to swing on them like my hero Tarzan did in the movies of my youth. But years of wisdom have taken their toll on boyhood fantasies. I knew that swinging on a vine now would without a doubt lead to serious injury or at least a nasty rope burn so I had to be content with shaking imaginary monkeys from their lofty perches.

To top off our trip down nostalgia lane in Hawaii we toured an old diesel submarine in Pearl Harbor. It bought back memories of my sea faring days. There's something about the smell of a submarine. It's a mixture of diesel fuel, hydraulic oil, electrical insulation and other exotic odors that says you're on board. It's the smell you had to wash your clothes several times to get rid of after a patrol. If they made a men's cologne that smelled like a submarine, they could call it Dive! Dive! Dive!. It wouldn't attract women, but when people near you scrunched their noses and asked you "what's that smell?", it would give an old sailor the opportunity to launch into a sea story. For those who don't know the difference between a sea story and a fairy tale, A fairy tale starts out "Once upon a time" and a sea story starts out "Now this aint no s___".

Speaking of sea stories, there was the time, late at night, silently submerged, cruising the depths just off the seven mile deep Mariana's trench. Without warning the submarine violently shook. We hit something. It wasn't a reef. It wasn't another ship, It was something alive and big enough to shake a 7000 ton sub. If you've got some spare time, ask me for the rest of the story when I'm wearing my Dive! Dive! Dive! cologne.

27 Comments:

Blogger Jacque said...

Oooh, a trip to Hawaii!!! How fun! I haven't been to your site in a while because I've been busy having a baby and all. Those last-minute impromptu trips are one of the things I miss about not having kids. Oh, and sleeping in...or sleeping at all, really.

Glad you guys are enjoying yourselves. I never knew you lived in Honolulu...that must have been pretty neat!

Oh, and tell Marilyn that I do exactly the same thing when I am out in the sun, so good for her! ;)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Coach Factory said...

soccer shoes, babyliss pro, celine handbags, herve leger, canada goose, juicy couture outlet, mcm handbags, chi flat iron, birkin bag, rolex watches, marc jacobs, ugg, p90x3, ferragamo shoes, lululemon outlet, soccer jerseys, moncler, new balance shoes, canada goose outlet, uggs on sale, insanity, moncler, ugg boots, moncler, ugg outlet, mont blanc, instyler ionic styler, ugg boots, moncler outlet, wedding dresses, canada goose, canada goose, roshe run, juicy couture outlet, valentino shoes, ghd, bottega veneta, supra shoes, nfl jerseys, giuseppe zanotti, mac cosmetics, canada goose, north face jackets, canada goose outlet, jimmy choo, abercrombie and fitch, beats by dre, reebok outlet, asics shoes, north face outlet

8:42 PM  
Blogger Coach Factory said...

nike free, nike roshe run, longchamp, nike free, michael kors, montre pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, burberry, hollister, hogan, vans outlet, vanessa bruno, mulberry, converse pas cher, lacoste, nike huarache, air jordan, air max, air max, louboutin, sac guess, ralph lauren, hollister, barbour, longchamp, hollister, oakley pas cher, north face, tn pas cher, nike trainers, louis vuitton, longchamp, air force, lululemon, ralph lauren, timberland, michael kors, louis vuitton, nike blazer, vans, sac louis vuitton, michael kors, ray ban, nike roshe, hermes, new balance pas cher, louis vuitton, nike air max, karen millen, ray ban pas cher

8:42 PM  
Blogger Coach Factory said...

louis vuitton outlet online, louboutin outlet, gucci outlet, coach factory outlet, coach outlet, kate spade outlet, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet online, louboutin, prada handbags, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet store, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses cheap, longchamp handbags, toms shoes, michael kors outlet online, ray ban outlet, oakley vault, chanel handbags, coach outlet store online, prada outlet, burberry outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet, christian louboutin shoes, louis vuitton outlet, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, jordan shoes, louis vuitton handbags, ray ban sunglasses, kate spade handbags, louboutin shoes, burberry outlet online, nike shoes, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton outlet, air max, longchamp outlet, nike free, michael kors outlet

8:43 PM  
Blogger Ting Cai said...

kate spade
soccer jerseys
salomon shoes
puma outlet store
coach outlet store
chanel handbags,chanel bags,chanel outlet,chanel 2.55
burberry outlet online
ed hardy jeans
cheap oakley sunglasses
kobe 9
discount oakley sunglasses
burberry outlet online
kate spade
prada shoes
oakley sunglasses
abercrombie and fitch
celine outlet
mcm backpack
christian louboutin outlet
coach factory outlet
ray ban sunglasses
lebron james shoes
pandora charms
oakley sunglasses
mcm handbags
adidas shoes
coach outlet store
christian louboutin outlet
adidas wings
hollister clothing
toms outlet
tory burch handbags
lacoste polo shirts
cheap nba jerseys
thomas sabo bracelet
thomas sabo uk
ray ban
lacoste shoes
burberry handbags
caiting0404

4:59 AM  
Blogger Ting Cai said...

mont blanc
longchamp outlet
giuseppe zanotti
timberland boots
louis vuitton outlet
polo ralph lauren outlet
kate spade outlet
beats by dre
true religion
cheap mlb jerseys
ray ban
lebron james shoes
thomas sabo uk
ralph lauren outlet
new balance shoes
converse shoes
pandora jewelry
ray ban sunglasses
adidas shoes
tiffany and co
hollister uk
instyler ionic styler
burberry outlet
kobe shoes
kate spade handbags
tods outlet
insanity workout
celine outlet
polo lacoste pas cher
pandora jewelry
coach outlet
coach outlet
herve leger
adidas wings
air jordan 11
christian louboutin outlet
christian louboutin
mac cosmetics
michael kors uk
iphone 6 cases
caiting0504

11:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

chenlina20150619
jordan 11 snakeskin
tory burch flats
michael kors outlet
coach outlet store online
louis vuitton online shop
abercrombie
ray ban sunglasses
pandora jewelry
ghd straighteners
chanel handbags
kate spade bags
cheap chi straighteners
beats studio
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton
burberry sale
abercrombie and fitch
ray ban sunglasses
lululemon outlet
abercrombie store
adidas wings
jordan concord 11s
christian louboutin sale
jordan retro 11
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin shoes
oakley sunglasses wholesale
burberry bags
christian louboutin sale
louis vuitton
hollister clothing store
coach factory outlet
michael kors uk
kate spade outlet
coach outlet
retro 11
soccer jerseys
ray ban sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet online

6:17 PM  
Blogger chenxin said...

20150706 chenxin
ralph lauren uk
mont blanc pens
cheap ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
abercrombie outlet
oakley store
cheap jordans
michael kors outlet
coach outlet online
coach factory outlet
gucci uk
fitflops outlet
burberry outlet online
cheap jerseys
christian louboutin outlet
pandora rings
ray bans
oakley sunglasses discount
chanel bags
prada outlet
gucci outlet
tory burch outlet online
tory burch outlet
toms shoes outlet
replica watches
toms shoes
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap true religion jeans
michael kors outlet online
rolex watches
hollister clothing store
burberry scarf
chanel online shop
michael kors uk
tory burch handbags
kate spade handbags
pandora charms
polo ralph lauren outlet
oakley sunglasses
chanel handbags

4:02 AM  
Blogger Xiaozhengm 520 said...

2015-10-20 xiaozhengm
louis vuitton outlet
Michael Kors Online Store Outlet
louis vuitton handbags
Christian Louboutin Outlet Authentic Sneakers Online
louis vuitton outlet
toms
canada goose outlet
Authentic Coach Factory Outlet Online
Jordan Retro 8 Playoffs
ugg boots on sale
Coach Factory Outlet Online Authentic
Air Jordan Shoes For Women And Men
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
ralph lauren uk
louis vuitton outlet stores
nike free run 2,nike free runs,nikes,nike air max 95,nike high tops,air force 1,nike pegasus
toms outlet
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet online
oakley sunglasses,oakley vault,prescription sunglasses,polarized sunglasses,aviator sunglasses,spy sunglasses,oakleys,oakley canada,cheap oakley sunglasses,oakley frogskins,oakley holbrook,cheap sunglasses,wayfarer sunglasses,oakley standard issue,fake oakleys,oakley glasses,oakley.com,oakley prescription glasses,oakley goggles,sunglasses for men,oakley gascan,oakley store,oakleys sunglasses
ugg boots on sale
Red Bottom Shoes Christian Louboutin
hollister uk sale
Coach Factory Online Outlet Cheap Purses
ugg boots australia
michael kors outlet
coach outlet online
Designer Handbags Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Outlet Factory Online
Outlet Michael Kors Online
coach factory outlet
coach outlet store online

7:24 PM  
Blogger Minko Chen said...

michael kors outlet
barbour jackets
tiffany and co
ed hardy clothing
miami dolphins
toms outlet store
coach handbags outlet
true religion outlet
nfl jerseys
snapbacks wholesale
true religion outlet
pittsburgh steelers
oakley sunglasses wholesale
cyber monday deals
mac cosmetics
canada goose outelt
canada goose jackets
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors outlet
michael kors factory online
1116minko

5:59 PM  
Blogger John said...

chanel handbags
louis vuitton bags
air force 1
kobe shoes
burberry scarf
christian louboutin shoes
toms outlet
sunglasses oakley
michael kors handbags
kevin durant 8
louis vuitton handbags
true religion jeans
coach factory outlet
gucci outlet
lebron 11
kobe 11
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses wholesale
jordan concords
abercrombie outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
toms outlet
michael kors outlet online
timberlands
louis vuitton outlet stores
mulberry uk
chanel bags
supra shoes
hollister clothing
north face jackets
louis vuitton
2016202yuanyuan

1:16 AM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

ninest123 16.03
gucci outlet, louis vuitton, louboutin outlet, chanel handbags, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, replica watches, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, jordan shoes, ugg boots, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet online, nike air max, michael kors outlet, nike outlet, tiffany and co, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, louboutin, burberry, ugg boots, louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet, tiffany jewelry, ugg boots, replica watches, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, michael kors, louis vuitton outlet, nike free, cheap oakley sunglasses, uggs on sale, longchamp, nike air max, prada handbags, ugg boots

11:36 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

nike free, mulberry, ray ban pas cher, new balance pas cher, hogan, converse pas cher, hollister, ralph lauren pas cher, coach outlet, michael kors, lacoste pas cher, true religion jeans, sac longchamp, north face, michael kors, hermes, nike trainers, true religion jeans, nike roshe, burberry, timberland, nike roshe run, nike blazer, true religion outlet, nike air max, vanessa bruno, louboutin pas cher, hollister pas cher, nike free run uk, longchamp pas cher, replica handbags, air max, lululemon, oakley pas cher, michael kors, coach outlet, ralph lauren uk, true religion jeans, nike air max, vans pas cher, tn pas cher, north face, sac guess, air jordan pas cher, coach purses, michael kors, ray ban uk, nike air max, air force, abercrombie and fitch, nike huarache

11:39 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

soccer jerseys, lululemon, louboutin, north face outlet, iphone 6s plus cases, chi flat iron, instyler, giuseppe zanotti, soccer shoes, abercrombie and fitch, insanity workout, s5 cases, vans shoes, timberland boots, ipad cases, nike air max, celine handbags, reebok shoes, mcm handbags, iphone 6s cases, wedding dresses, bottega veneta, nfl jerseys, iphone cases, asics running shoes, iphone 6 cases, hollister, jimmy choo shoes, baseball bats, north face outlet, beats by dre, ferragamo shoes, valentino shoes, mont blanc, hollister, nike roshe, mac cosmetics, ghd, iphone 5s cases, new balance, babyliss, nike air max, hollister, herve leger, iphone 6 plus cases, p90x workout, oakley, birkin bag, longchamp, vans, ralph lauren, converse

11:41 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

ugg boots uk, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, moncler, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, moncler, moncler, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, hollister, louis vuitton, moncler, barbour, moncler, sac louis vuitton pas cher, ugg pas cher, karen millen, louis vuitton, lancel, bottes ugg, canada goose, canada goose uk, gucci, replica watches, juicy couture outlet, wedding dresses, coach outlet, montre pas cher, pandora charms, louis vuitton, converse outlet, moncler, links of london, barbour jackets, thomas sabo, toms shoes, canada goose, pandora jewelry, swarovski, pandora charms, marc jacobs, canada goose, moncler outlet, supra shoes, juicy couture outlet, doudoune canada goose, moncler, swarovski crystal, canada goose outlet, canada goose, ray ban, pandora jewelry
ninest123 16.03

11:44 PM  
Blogger mmjiaxin said...

http://www.fitflopsoutlet.uk
michael kors outlet store online
ray ban sunglasses outlet
kobe byrant shoes
tiffany jewelry
fitflops
michael kors outlet store
mlb jerseys authentic
oakley sunglasses
nfl jerseys
kobe shoes for sale online
michael kors outlet online store
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet store online
Michael Kors Outlet Online
michael kors factory outlet
http://www.rayban-sunglasses.uk
cheap oakley sunglasses
gg

6:06 PM  
Blogger chenlili said...

chenlili20160425
coach factory outlet online
louis vuitton purses
polo ralph lauren
nike roshe one
nike sb dunks
retro 11
cheap jordan shoes
coach factory outlet online
tiffany and co
louis vuitton purses
kobe 11
kobe 10
oakley sunglasses
christian louboutin sale
hollister kids
adidas superstar
nike huarache
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet clearance
cheap jordans
michael kors uk
michael kors handbags
coach outlet
cheap air jordans
nike store
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
true religion outlet online
air jordan femme
air jordan shoes
jordan retro 11
kate spade outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach outlet clearance
michael kors outlet clearance
jordan 6s
michael kors handbags
coach outlet online

6:58 PM  
Blogger Gege Dai said...

jianibn0708
swarovski crystal
michael kors wallet sale
tiffany and co
michael kors outlet
ferragamo shoes
burberry outlet store
dior outlet
cartier sunglasses for men
christian louboutin shoes
hollister uk
true religion jeans
polo ralph lauren
mcm backpack
burberry sunglasses on sale
michael kors factory outlet
omega watches
air max 90
coach outlet store
adidas trainers
cheap nfl jerseys
longchamp outlet online
versace sunglasses
mulberry outlet
jordan shoes
mlb jerseys
michael kors clearance
kate spade uk
fitflops outlet sale
police sunglasses for men
michael kors outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
mont blanc pens
toms outlet
mulberry outlet
burberry outlet online
burberry outlet sale
michael kors handbags wholesale
coach handbags

11:37 PM  
Blogger Meiqing Xu said...

vans outlet
sac longchamp
true religion outlet
timberland boots
nike store uk
canada goose jackets
coach outlet
longchamp bags
christian louboutin shoes
cheap nhl jerseys
coach factory outlet
christian louboutin outlet
babyliss flat iron
cartier watches for sale
longchamp bag
adidas superstars
uggs outlet
lacoste shoes
rolex replica watches
louis vuitton factory outlet
under armour shoes
bottega veneta
kate spade handbags
canada goose
christian louboutin
adidas nmd
air max 90 black
mont blanc pens
ferragamo shoes
the north face
fitflop shoes
burberry sale
ZHUO20160722

7:14 AM  
Blogger xumeiqing said...

20160907meiqing
reebok uk
ray bans
michael kors outlet
coach outlet store online clearances
nba jerseys
nike air max
true religion outlet
ugg outlet
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet online
michael kors outlet
the north face
uggs outlet
ugg outlet
pandora charms
tiffany and co
toms outlet
pandora outlet
adidas nmd runner
vans shoes
ralph lauren outlet
louboutin outlet
nike air max shoes
coach outlet
uggs sale
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet online
ugg outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
ugg boots
michael kors handbags
adidas nmd r1
louis vuitton outlet
hollister clothing
christian louboutin shoes
rolex submariner
babyliss pro

7:10 PM  
Blogger LCc 03 said...

skechers outlet
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
basketball shoes
hogan outlet online
true religion outlet
tiffany and co outlet
adidas stan smith men
nike huarache
michael kors handbags
http://www.chromeheartsonlinestore.us.com
oakley store online
air max thea
adidas neo online shop
air jordan
Cheap Jordans For Sale
fitflops sale clearance
louis vuitton handbags
adidas nmd
cheap nfl jerseys
chrome hearts outlet
nike huarache
links of london sale
cheap nfl jerseys
tiffany and co jewelry
michael kors handbags
skechers shoes
kobe bryant shoes
adidas superstar shoes
michael kors outlet
ugg outlet
hermes belt
adidas nmd for sale
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors factory outlet

4:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

air max 90adding
michael kors handbags saledownload.
michael kors handbagsweekly
moncler jacketsfound
jimmy choo shoesthe
birkenstock sandalsparty
cheap nfl jerseys wholesalesheet
nike tn pas cherit
michael kors handbagsworking
pandora outletlinky

2:37 AM  
Blogger LCc 03 said...

huarache shoes
michael kors outlet online
jordan shoes
air max 2016
chrome hearts online
adidas ultra boost
kobe shoes
air max
hermes belts for men
chrome hearts online

7:20 PM  
Blogger caiyan said...

marc jacobs outlet
michael kors bags
mulberry
mulberry handbags
cheap rolex watches
hermes bags
tommy hilfiger outlet
adidas outlet online
rangers jerseys
cheap ray ban sunglasses
0412shizhong

8:47 PM  
Blogger alice asd said...

michael kors handbags
christian louboutin shoes
mont blanc pens outlet
gucci sito ufficiale
ugg boots
prada shoes outlet
ecco shoes
michael kors handbags outlet
fitflops sale clearance
fitflops sale clearance
20170420alice0589

12:35 AM  
Blogger liyunyun liyunyun said...

af1
kobe shoes
michael kors purses
michael kors
pandora jewelry
michael kors factory outlet
nike huarache
longchamp le pliage
adidas stan smith
kyrie 3 shoes
504

1:29 AM  
Blogger adidas nmd said...

ugg boots
basketball shoes
cheap basketball shoes
ugg boots
ugg boots
chaussure louboutin pas cher
chaussure louboutin
cheap jerseys
jerseys wholesale
cheap jordans

2:30 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home