Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Back to the land of socks and sweaters.

And that’s not a terrible thing.  It’s fun to get away, but just as nice to get back home again.
It’s mostly the “getting” part that can be somewhat onerous,  especially when it comes to flying anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line.  That’s just an arbitrary line by the way,  flights can be delayed most anywhere for any reason. 
Not sure how long we were holding over Calgary,  but the first reason given was that we were “early”, but when we got on the ground,  we could see that the plows had to be brought out to clear the runways.
But let’s not get all snippy about flying.  I could just go on and on.
Everything here at the Ponderosa was hunky dory.  A host of folks came ‘round to check,  pick up mail etc.  Didn’t miss any payments,  what with that whole “see my bill online” situation.  That internet can be handy thing.


I didn’t “blog from Maui”,  and not because I’m completely lazy or anything,  although that’s certainly a consideration.  It was more due to being away for an entire month.  I really didn’t want the entire world to know we were gone.  The neighbours knew,  but only the ones who came by to grab the mail.  We didn’t even tell the “paper boy”.  (It’s a free paper,  and mostly flyers)  They try and put the bite on anyone getting the paper once a month for a “contribution”.  I give them a few shekels.

I’ll let you use your imagination when it comes to staying in Maui for a month.  It’s not a hardship, tell you that much,  although things have gotten pretty pricey since the last time we were there.  (Like,  $5.99 for a loaf of bread??!) 

I did get a bit of a tan. Well, more like, tried not to get fried.  We tried to hit just about every single beach.  It was like T.C. was on a mission.  “OK,  today I think it’ll be….such and such.”   And off we’d go.   In the afternoons,  depending on how many annoying little ankle biters were around,  we’d toddle down to the pool to read and lounge.  We rented a condo.  Meh,  I liked the house situation from last time,  although the owner of that place was an el cheapo.

The car rental company (“Dollar”. And I think they’re just one step up from “Rent a Wreck”,  but that’s my opinion.)  didn’t have the model we requested (ooh,  surprise!)  but offered a mini-van at the same price.  That worked for me,  especially when there were times when there were seven of us.  I don’t mind being the chauffeur once in a while. 

Depending on the mood I’m in,  I might post the odd photo here and there.  I took a host of pictures and videos.   I’m really quite pleased with the Canon G16.  Takes HD videos.  Really nice.

This pretty much sums up my daily activity level.

Now,  having said that,  maybe I should have been practising some sort of “sand shovelling”,  since my back is a little tender after some *fun* I had this morning.

And it had warmed up just enough so all the fluffiness had gone.  I’m hoping that’s IT for March.
No mas!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Always a nice place to holiday. We used to Maui it before we got the dogs and then had to buy an RV. At least we drive to down to Mexico for sun and heat.

  2. Nice to see you back again, we here too for a 2 week vacation? in the snow, back to California soon and get our house to drive back here.
    The snow shovelling is what it is, yukky....
    Oh Canada !

  3. Good seeing your happy face again ;-) Hey... I'd try every beach just to say I've been there... what they heck? Kinda looks like y'all might have stayed another week or so to avoid all that white stuff? Just sayin'.....

  4. Looking at all that snow would have been a perfect excuse to miss your flight!

  5. Glad you enjoyed Maui. And we stayed home this winter so we could see this c@#$. Not doing it again next year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  6. Glad to have you back in "Blogland". get your muscles ready to shoulder the last bit of King winter and then onto spring and summer fun.


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