Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lots of Visitors

Karen and I have had a string of visitors lately.  It's been a lot of fun, but I wish I could take time off when people visit.  Instead, we can really only do things on the weekend because we both work.  For me it's been difficult at times because our home is also my office.  With people coming in and out a lot to change and then head off to the next thing, it kills the idea that I am at work.  I can deal with it fine, I think.  It's just hard sometimes.

Yesterday I finally hiked up Diamond Head instead of just seeing it from the car.  Yes, we have been here for 6 months and I haven't really done anything that a typical visitor does on a vacation.  It's different when you live here.  You want the weekend to yourself and you don't want to run around on the weekend exhausting yourself.  Maybe that's because I had been so stressed out with RHEL 5.2 work.  I dunno.

Diamond Head is a really short hike (and it's barely even a hike since it's got railings all the way up the trail), but the view from the top is really cool.  It costs $5 per car.  You can walk to it, but they charge pedestrians $1 to get in.  Inexpensive.

We went up Diamond Head with Buffy, who is visiting us from Boston.  Pictures I took are over here.

When Michelle and Gaston were here (visiting us from Victoria, BC), we got to go to Dole Plantation.  Also posted pictures of that trip.

Still a lot of stuff to do in Hawaii.

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