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November, 2004 - Issue #42
BOB AND CAMILLE ON MAUI
On November 2nd, after casting their votes for peace, Pamela and Camille went hiking in the Waihou Springs Forest Reserve. We walked into the forest, around the loop, down the switchbacks to the springs and back up. At the top, we toasted our efforts with beer provided by Pamela. For the rest of the story, check out Trekking on Maui.
For a glimpse into our future, we went and looked at other people's travel journals. Bob found some great sites with wonderful pictures of Casa Iguana and Little Corn Island's beaches, jungle, footpaths and architecture (such that is it.) For a more, click on Little Corn Photos.
With four weeks to go, our belongings are beginning to shift.
Bob has been busy moving files from our three computers onto one laptop which we will share. The kitchen table turned into a handy place to stage cables, discs and manuals during the transition.
Camille went through the closet on November 14 and tossed everything that wasn't going to Nicaragua onto the bed.
Which Bob then took and used to pack boxes of knick knacks for storage in Colorado.
OUT OF CHAOS
Mom and Dad gave us this print for our 10th Anniversary. We are taking it with us as a digital file.
DITTO FOR CAMILLE'S BIRTHDAY PRESENTS
Pamela took a lot of wonderful wildlife photos during her 10 years in Alaska. She gave Camille these outstanding images for her birthday in June. The picture above is the only picture Camille has ever seen of a whale actually looking at the photographer.
You can tell how remote and pristine Pamela's world was up north from looking at these pictures.
We feel we owe the rest of the world an apology for all the damage the U.S. has done.
When we stopped for our mail on November 13th, Josh at the One-Stop Postal Shop showed us an amazing Website. Hundreds of people are adding photos like this to a Website called SorryEverybody.com every day. This image showed up a little later on page 414 of their Gallery.
We took our picture while standing in front of a wall hanging given to us by our friend, Susi Oak. Bob pointed out that Nicaragua is at the center of the earth as depicted on the hanging.
This image lured Camille outside on November 20.
Then, down into the neighborhood she went, taking pictures along the way.
WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO SAY?
Camille heard the soothing tones of flowing water and walked towards the source. It turned out to be a heavily-guarded water feature. We were puzzled by this.
The people who installed this feature placed it in a conspicuous place rather than somewhere more secluded. They obviously wanted to show it off rather than enjoy it in private. Then they put up a big fence to keep the public out. Most people walking or driving past this fence wouldn't think to look beyond it. However, they went one step further and called attention back to the feature by posting three signs on the front of the fence.
ONE LAST LOOK DOWN THE HILL
The light is nearly gone. Time to turn the corner and walk on home.
In which we hang out with our good friends, Pam and Shaun. For more, click on Makawao Thanksgiving, 2004.
Visit Plastic Farm Animals to read what's going on in our minds on a daily basis.
This Month's Quotes (in honor of the presidential election November, 2):
"Nonviolence doesn't always work - but violence never does." Madge Micheels-Cyrus
"The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed." - Gil Bailie
"If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war." - Pentagon official on why the U.S. military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War
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