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July, 2003 - Issue #26a

 

BOB AND CAMILLE AT HOME ON MAUI

July 1 through July 13, 2003

 

DOUGH!!!

Emily creates a loaf of bread under Camille's watchful eye.  On June 30, Emily and Molly arrived on Maui to share our new digs, spend some time on the beach and perhaps learn some new kitchen skills.

 

BACKYARD ANTICS

 

The backyard is a great place to eat boiled peanuts.  Here Bob pitches peanuts at Molly who deftly fends them off with arms and legs.  The rest of us took turns catching pitched peanuts in our mouths.  On July  fourth, we dug out the fireworks Uncle James and Father Joe left for us a couple of years ago and lit some smoke bombs to celebrate Independence Day.

 

STEALTH MOWER AND CRAZY CAT

  

Bob mows our little lawn with the rotary mower in about 5 minutes.  Mowing the lawn used to take us an hour and a half at the old place.  Molly plays with the new kitty, Kai.  Emily, in the background, slips on her slippers for a trip into the outer regions of our living space.

 

THE GREAT INDOORS

 

Emily reads a book titled "Flip Flopping" on the couch.  The temperature has dropped below 73 degrees which warrants a sweatshirt.   Molly checks her email on Bob's computer.

 

FUTURE MEALS

 

On the left grow the cucumbers and on the right grow leeks and chard.  They all eventually end up in soups and salads for our dinner table.

 

MOLLY McCOOL

Check out Molly in these cool sunglasses!

 

OUR DAILY BREAD

 

Emily has taken over the bi-weekly chore of bread making.  She baked this batch all by herself and look how nicely it came out!  When she bakes, she makes a big loaf for sandwiches and a baguette to eat with dinner.

 

PICNIC LUNCH

   

On Friday, July 11 (Uncle James' birthday) Bob took everyone to the beach.  We brought lunch, our snorkeling gear and the boogie board.  We ate and then all swam out to the reef in our masks and fins (except for Emily who swam barefooted.)  After a good look at the reef and it's many inhabitants, I lay on the beach and read while Bob pushed the girls on the boogie board.

The Eurasian Tree Sparrows hopped around on our stuff looking for bits of food.  I snapped a photo of a young sparrow waiting patiently, beak parted, for his parents to find him a tidbit.  When the birds were finished investigating our camp, they flew off, leaving a small token of their appreciation behind which I dutifully wiped off our drinks cooler.

 

GRAND ENTRANCE

The yard bunny that Mom gave us guards the entrance of our home.  He likes to hang out beside a pot of pretty pink vinca.  Together they make a cheery pair.

 

OUR FRIEND, ANNA

 

Prepares refreshing drinks of coconut milk by cutting open green coconuts with a huge machete and inserting straws on Sunday, July 13.  After we pulled some weeds, Anna hiked with us to this stream on the Pi'iholo Ranch.

 

A SMALL HIKE

 

Anna snapped this photo of us at the Pi'iholo Ranch gate.  Camille is that shadowy figure standing beside Bob - that person in the ball cap.  We hiked to the top of the Pi'iholo and looked around the island with the binoculars.  Haleakala, in the background is busy making clouds - as per usual.

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