How things change in 5 years, or, my love for Okinawan Sweet Potato and Haupia Pie

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Adventures with my Mac

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Surfing USA

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The Romance of Sunrise at Haleakala

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Grazing Our Way through Paradise

"What do you want to do while we're in Hawaii?" I asked the kids before leaving Boston."Bubbies mochi ice cream!"Bubbie's "Matsumoto's shave ice!"Matsumoto's Shave ice "Char Siu Bao!"  (Manapua to locals, but hey, my kids aren't locals)Char-siu bao aka manapua "Genki Sushi!" (Sushi comes out on a rotating conveyer belt and you grab what you want to eat)Genki Sushi's conveyer belt The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.  No talk of beaches or quality time with grandparents (at … [Read more...]

If I wanted a Do-Over

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Tips for a Mother-Teen Trip

(This continues my postings on my mother-daughter trip to Kauai with Kai.  Read Rites of Passage, Fact of Life #1, Fact of Life #2, Fact of Life #3 if you're interested!)Now that I’ve got 2 mother-daughter 13 year coming-of-age trips under my belt, here are some things that worked well:1.     Do whatever the kid wants, within reason.  I didn’t want to eat fettucine alfredo instead of saimin, or have Mexican food when there are so many great l … [Read more...]

Facts of Life #3

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