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         The life and times of Mark and Paula Persons

Tuesday, January 22, 2013: 

Paula was off again canoeing in the Pacific Ocean with a few other dedicated canoeists.

She was worn out by late morning and fell asleep reading her Kindle.  Paula really was getting into this Hawaiian thing.

Lunch was prepared by Jean.  Always a great chef, she served tuna salad Hawaiian style.

Finally after lunch it was time to bid farewell to Jean and Dave Schaeffer.  Jean used the Hawaiian happy hand gesture.

They were terrific hosts to Mark and Paula during their stay on the island.  Time to head home. 

A flower on the right side of a woman means she is single.

Paula couldn't resist giving a good-bye kiss to Captain Jack.

Paula took a long last look before heading for dinner.
Mark and Paula enjoyed their "last supper" in Hawaii at Quinn's, which is billed as "Almost By the Sea."

First they ordered two kinds of Hawaiian beer and then dug into Ono fish, which is a Hawaiian favorite.

They couldn't help but stop for some Hawaiian ice cream to tide her over.

Mark had Chocolate Macadamia Nut and Paula chose Kona Chocolate ice cream.

This lad was fishing late in the afternoon hoping for a big one.
Hawaiian dugout canoes often go out to view a sunset from the sea.

Then if was off the an airport for a 20 hour journey home. 

There are no covered jet ways for boarding planes in Hawaii. 

The weather is so good that they don't need them.  No outside doors on buildings either.

Paula is looking for the cookbook Kona on My Plate.  It is a great title and is out of print.  She wants to try some Hawaiian cooking at home. 

Mark had time to think about the world and decided to write a book about his life.  Don't worry, he won't be selling it to anyone.  It will be a good exercise in writing, he says! 

February 13, 2013 e-mail:  GREAT Pictures from Hawaii!!!!  Looks like too much fun!  Tom from Crosby, Minnesota.

February 11, 2013 e-mail:  Mark and Paula:  I really enjoyed the photos and commentary from your Hawaii adventure!  I'm sure it was hard to leave, especially knowing what you were coming home to.  Welcome back, I suspect the next blog entry will have something to do with moving snow.  Doug in Wadena, Minnesota.

February 10, 2013 e-mail:  Glad you had a good time in Hawaii.  Been the a number of times.  Regards...........Steve And Sue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Hawaii is easy living.

Quote of the day:  A wonderful trip with memories that will last forever.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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