Father’s Day al la Jane

Father’s Day al la Jane

Lunch at the Mill House then around the corner to Kimo’s for Hula Pie! [Show slideshow] Learning Lightroom, OMG, here’s a before and after shot of one from that day.. What a difference it...
Bali Building Restoration(s)

Bali Building Restoration(s)

Missing Karen Jennings. She sold me this little incense temple from Bali about 15 years ago.. Yesterday I finally got around to refinishing it… Thank you Karen! Today I painted the roof and refinished the little lighthouse –whose roof is screaming for a...
Bryce Canyon and a peek at Zion

Bryce Canyon and a peek at Zion

Just getting there was an adventure.. and while some of it was at 80+MPH is was the longest road trip we’ve taken in decades! If we left our home here and drove 4+ hours we would end up at our home again -twice! [Show slideshow] Zion, only an hour from...
Las Vegas & the Hoover Dam

Las Vegas & the Hoover Dam

Only in Las Vegas… The amount of everything that goes into the Bellagio -for example, is staggering! They replace the flowers every few days.. Everywhere, it has to cost many thousands of dollars each time.. See the last image, forgetting the special displays,...
Shower remod ’17

Shower remod ’17

We just loved the old shower and this one will take some getting used too, it still has that ‘new-shower-smell’ -not really, but it is VERY different! That said, the old one was from 2009 so it was time to remod the old outdoor shower  –the...
Wainapanapa 2017

Wainapanapa 2017

3 days in Wainapanapa cabin #4 ~ no ka oi! 24th or 25th anniversary @ the hotel formerly known as Hotel Hana Maui and our new favorite wine, Arme`! It’s about 1 minute through the Pandanus trees to the coast line, Sunday we took a right, Monday we took a...
Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Wow, I may never make it to Psychological Well Being! Many of the points mark the middle of an age range that scientists have identified, which means they are all determined by averages. Click the image to see the full graphic and read more. Some are also surveys, not...
Twamp

Twamp

Been meaning to do this in Photoshop and didn’t get to it until...
Sous Vide

Sous Vide

My favorite new thing in the world, a Sous Vide! 3 simple steps Put the sous vide in a pot with some water and pick your temp. Then put your [seasoned] food in a ziplock-style bag and drop it in the water.  Then, right before serving, finish with a quick sear for...
B & O Museum

B & O Museum

Ryan and Cailey played hooky and we went downtown to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum! [Show...
Walk Across the Hudson

Walk Across the Hudson

Unlike my last crossing of the Hudson in the late 60ies when I crossed in one long step at the headwaters as it departed Lake Tears of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, this crossing is an elevated 1/2 mile. At Mt. Marci I think it was about 3′, at its widest it is...
Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley

Richard B. Fisher Center – Annandale-on-Hudson, New York Likening the structure’s stainless-steel façade to a theatrical mask, Gehry finished the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at New York’s Bard College in 2003. Although he has been criticized for...
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center At Vassar College

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center At Vassar College

We’re visiting Jane’s family north of Poughkeepsie and went today to an amazing museum at Vassar College. Amazing because the museum had Picasso, Maxfield Parrish, Miro, Georga O’Keeffe, Giocometti, Matisse, Calder and, donated in honor of our host...
Innisfree Garden

Innisfree Garden

Started in the 1920ies & recognized as one of the “world’s ten best gardens,” Innisfree Garden [Millbrook, New York.] is a powerful icon of mid-twentieth century design.* *Rory Stuart, What are Gardens...
Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport

Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility at Kahului Airport

This looks like the biggest construction project ever on Maui! The Conrac will be 3 stories [1 or more underground], park 4,500 cars and house rental car companies, restaurants and shopping. If will also feature a 140,000 gallon cascading waterfall at the front of the...

The Olympic flame this year was the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! We enjoyed the Olympic opening ceremonies, though it is always way to long; but if you’ve recorded it, as we did, fast forward to the end. To be honest I feel a bit cheated by NBC because the closing...