If at all possible you need to come here Dori! We come once or twice a year and stay about 3-4 weeks each time.
When we get off the plane it is like we are home.
I have never been here for Thanksgiving but we were in Okinawa once for Thanksgiving and then flew here the next day and then got home on Christmas eve. We almost didn't make it to Florida for Christmas!
Hi Henry. I understand how it it to have extra time and yet not be able to get to your pictures or scrap stuff. When that happens, my mind just flies with ideas that I can't do so I try to jot them down. Maybe you could take a class at the scrapbook store and make a few finished pages, just ready to pop in photos. I realize that would only take a few hours per class but it may give you a scrap connection.... have fun and keep checking in.
Great ideas Wilbur but when we went to the scrapbook store yesterday - it was closed! Bummer!
I had planned to take a digi class in Florida when we were home but I'm trying to work it out now where I can take them by phone and email and tutorials. Don't know if it will work - I have photoshop already and I want to learn digi for when I'm on the road and then I can do paper and trimmer layouts when I'm home.
We will be here until mid-November. Then my husband is coming out of retirement for 6 months which I thought I would never see happening! There are 30 Special Forces Guys & Seals hired to escort prisoners from California to a work camp in Nevada and he has agreed to help. Should be interesting but will leave me in a hotel room in Nevada about 12 hours a day by myself so I'm going to try to learn digi while he is working.
We will get home at the end of December and then we are leaving on a second honeymoon on January 3rd to celebrate our 5th anniversary. This one is a 113 day world cruise!
I will have my computer and with a lot of sea days I will do some digi layouts if I can learn how while we are in Nevada.
I was just on Oahu for the last couple of days. We flew into Honolulu Wednesday in the middle of the thunderstorm. It cleared where we were by that evening, so we had a nice time walking around. Thursday and Friday were visiting with my family there, and we flew back early Saturday. We didn't have much time for anything else. I actually brought some Snap pages, but only got as far as the first page which I stared in Kona (we flew into Kona first). I've always loved Oahu, but now I'm in love with the big island. Now we're back on the mainland.
If you mean touristy places on the Big Island I love the Ocean Riders seahorse farm although too expensive to do more than once.
I love going to Volcanoes National Park - that is always interesting.
We have a few restaurants in Kona and Hilo that we like, drawing a blank what they are now.
There is a great Scrapbook store on the Big Island. I think its called Island Scrapbooking.
I had a favorite scrapbook store here in Oahu and they are closed! And the scrapbook section of the big craft store on base has scaled way back!
Its going to be hard to go from Hawaii to Nevada but I have plenty to do while I'm chilling in the room. I am going to be tutored on photoshop for scrapbooking and that should keep me pretty busy all day. I've learned there are 3 scrapbook stores in the area and will try to check those out.
Still not definite yet that we are going to Nevada. We will know on Sunday and if so, we fly there on Monday. Then we will get home a few days, maybe a week before we leave for our next cruise!
Edited by Henri Jean on 11-12-13 11:34 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
Oooh....the seahorse farm looks pretty cool. I had to google it. I'm making a list in the back of my BI scrapbook of places that we want to see next time. So many places, not enough time.
We loved Volcano's Nat'l Park. I can't recall the restaurants we ate at. None were really outstanding, but we did like a little place in Waikoloa called Island Lava Java. Incredible hamburgers.
Have you gone to the Iolani Palace on Oahu? I love that tour. Last Friday we strolled the zoo. I love that zoo, but it's not quite as nice as when I was a kid. It was still a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Pricey, though, but animal food isn't cheap. Our hotel was across from the zoo and we could hear the critters. It was pretty neat.
We didn't have time for the scrapbook stores. That would have been nice, though. One of them, I think from the BI, used to come to the scrapbook expo. They had some great and unique stuff.