Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Foster Garden, 6/29/21


It was nice seeing Derek, Wes and Milton S. at Foster Garden. 

I almost did not see this critter.

This was a huge trunk.

And more water drops

I settled for this bee as much I was hoping to get some butterflies.

As you can see, I enjoyed capturing water drops. I am glad the sprinklers were on. I also did not mind getting wet since it was hot.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Thank you breakfast at Waioli Tea Room, 6/19/21

I treated 2020 -2021 Kamehameha Lions Club Board members to breakfast. It is a tradition for the President to thank its Board. I thank Karen for suggesting this place. I am glad we met for breakfast, something different.

For $25.00 per person, I was able to get this room from 8 -1. We had a coffee and tea station. 

The first 3 photos were taken on another day, I got the interior of the room through the window with my iPhone pressed against the window to eliminate the glare.

First dish, assorted scones for the 7 of us

Next, combination plate with Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwich, BLTA Sandwich with House Salad

Last, Haupia Bread Pudding dessert 

First activity, assembling this

I set out glass bowls around the second table and handed them this bag. They later got the red tea light.

I later handed them this card.

Donna was super happy. She was the winner of "Right, Center, Left".  I did not want to use money so I used chips and gave a prize. What did she get? She got a beautiful coloring book, "Bloom Where You Are Planted", 24 color pencils, a cute can for her color pencils and pineapple topped pen. She scored, right?

I made reservations for 9, 4 couldn't make it. Two let me know they could not come that morning. Here are our happy 7. We were all on one table and boy did we "raise the roof" with our laughter.

I actually had a lot of help from my friends. Ben provided the river rocks, Dee Dee provided the white rocks and red tea lights, Evelyn suggested I explain what the bowl was about. Susana provided the game prize. I am super happy with how this came out.

Now, I just have one more thing to do, which is to have the General meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, June 22. (I actually wanted to make the reservations for June 26, however it was taken.)

I wish our next President, Reena, a wonderful year.

Waimea Valley, 6/20/21

Yippee, today is Ohana (family) day meaning entry fee is 1/2 off. Us Seniors love paying only $4.00. I was the designated driver for Derek and Wes. Walter and Bob met us.

A Sharma landed on my bag, and yes it left a little dropping. 

This photo was taken with a Canon PowerShot SD 2000 Elph. This is 2004-2005 camera is 3.2 Mega Pixels which only is 749 KB - a very small file.  Wow, I am glad cameras have improved . The LCD screen is only 1.5" x 1" so this was a challenge to review the photo.The good thing is that it is a small camera however I agree with Walter, the iPhone 12 is better. Walter actually offered this camera to whomever wanted it.

As we were leaving,  I did stop for these ducks to cross the road. The mother did wait before crossing.

Again, it was fun getting out. I think others had the same idea, it was pretty crowded. But main thing we had fun.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Fishponds, 6/7/21

Thank you Eyes of Hawaii, Milton Hee, for arranging this excursion. This was definitely was a first for me as well as for Natalie, Cora, and Don.

Our first stop: He`eia State Park...

We were not sure what this blue smoke was about.

Lots of chickens, this little one was so cute.

Second stop:  Milton's cousin Sandy's place...

It really made our day to see the view she and her husband have.

Third stop: close by...

Thank you Sandy for suggesting this view

Fourth stop: Waiahole Poi Factory

This place is a must. Besides yummy Hawaiian food, they have a dessert called "Sweet  Lady of Waiahole" - warm Kulolo topped with  Haupia ice cream.

Fifth stop: Huilua Fishpond...

We walked out to the road and down to get to this location

Sixth stop: Waikalua Loko I`a...

I certainly have to thank Natalie for driving. Milton, wow, what an excursion - 6 stops!!! It was also nice to stop at your cousin's and her suggestion of another vantage point of a fish pond.