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August 27, 2006

Naturalist Weekend

I had the weeked work-free, which is quite unusual in the field. In this case, though, I’ve been working with other 9-5ers, not a science group on a tight schedule, so they had a weekend and so did I.

It was nice to have the weekend to myself, besides some activites with Dan, but admittedly a little lonely. I had almost every evening to myself as well, and realized after a while that I was a little socially starved. I'm glad Dan was around.

And, just the same, it was a nice weekend.

I started it out by exploring a trail in the park housing neighborhood that I had been eyeing every time I drove by. During my walk, I realized that not only does the trail have a name (Earthquake Trail, I think), but it also passes by just a block from my duplex. Lovely.

Here are some of the things I saw on my leisurely walk, and on another little hike the following day:

When I got back from my walk on Saturday morning, Dan and I went to check out a hula performance on a hula platform near the visitor’s center. It wasn’t what I expected, and it was a little slow, but I suppose it was nice.

I know this picture isn’t going to mean much to you guys, but I’m putting it in anyway because this woman was hilarious. She was acting/dancing out a little story about a steamy night between gods.

After hula, we went snorkeling. We saw lots of fishies, lots of coral, and one sea turtle. It was it little tough getting out since it had clouded over and the water was more inviting than the breezy air, but we managed. We also managed to eat sushi in Hilo afterwards. Mmmm, sushi.

Posted by beth at August 27, 2006 8:41 PM

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Lonely!! How come that somebody as sexy, smart, beauty-full or full of beauty is lonely?! What is going on with those male scientists friends of yours?! What is their problem? Speaking of quantum weirdness!...S

Posted by: Sergio at September 14, 2006 12:50 AM

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