Saturday, September 23, 2006

Going to Kauai in one week!!

Hi!! Hope this post finds you happy and well. I am lying low this Saturday evening in south Maui. Went hiking at Poli Poli park today with some girl friends. Just a light hike with my new hiking shoes on and my full backpack. A test run to prepare for our big hike on the Na Pali coast on Kauai next week!! Check it out at this site:

I have been to Poli Poli one other time (when I first moved here). The temp is cool and it is so majestic to walk with your head literally in the clouds. I will post pics soon. Got a new digital camera, so hope they turned out great!

We leave next Friday for our 4 day excursion on Kauai (another outer island). A group of 5-6 of us are going. I only know one girl well who is going and the rest are guys I've met once or twice. Should be an adventure. We are going to either hike in (11 miles one way) and camp or have one of the guys friends drop us off where we wanna camp (by boat) and then hike out the 11 miles. The latter is my vote as 22 miles over 3 days sounds hard core!! I am not a big hiker, but hopefully it will not be to crazy!! I will be taking tons of pics b/c I hear it is absolutely beautiful.

Better sign off for now. Keep in touch when you can!!

Aloha, Susie

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Happy Bday Mom, Car is sold...


It's Sunday afternoon.. just in from Big Beach. Just a low key day.. beautiful weather as usual. Not to say I am taking that for granted.. it is easy to get used to. Trying to plan for my travel over the holidays and start thinking about whether I'll stay another year or not. Part of me wonders how I'll ever leave and another part of me misses certain things you take for granted on the mainland.

Mom's bday was Friday and she got my package on her actual bday!! Sorry, Jill, for yours being late!!

Dad sold my Honda today!! :) That was quick!! Thanks, Dad. I will make it to the bank to put that money in some kind of IRA or something this week.

Here is a pic from our camping night a few weekends ago. It's Maria, Me, Crystal, and Anthony at White Rock in Wailea. Not too much sleep was had that night.

At the end of the month I have a week off. A few girls are planning a hiking trip on Kaui and I'm thinking about going. I've never been there and it is supposed to be awesome. We'll see.. I just went to Oahu last weekend, so I probably shouldn't!

Talked to Tippy and Aimee earlier. It's crazy how little I talk to some of my mainland friends!! If this applies to you, email or call and let me know what you are up to!

Signing off for now. Cheers!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Fire in Maalea

A brush fire that started yesterday morning in Maalea (about 20 min north of me) has now burned approx. 2000 acres of land. It is still not under control. We could see it last night from my house...I wish I could have gotten a good picture of it b/c it was pretty amazing to see. Scary! Here is a link about it:

Can't find the Hokie game on t.v. Mom and Mike are there. Found the score and it looks like a blowout.

We were supposed to camp near where the fire is, so now we have to change our plans. Hope we still go. Planning a trip to Oahu next weekend. The flights are really cheap.

My Aunt Myrna has invited me to join her on a trip to South Africa. If I can pull it off, that would be so awesome!! Still trying to look into what it would cost, etc.

Have a good one!!

Aloha, Susie

Friday, September 01, 2006


Yeah Andre!! I am so happy that he pulled it off. Twice this week he has cut it pretty close, but he did it. Can't wait to see him in round 3!!

Looking forward to my 3 day weekend. We are going surfing Sat. morning, camping at the beach Sat. night, and otherwise relaxing. Probably play tennis on Sunday.

Even if you are not a tennis fan, you might wanna try to catch Agassi playing Benjamin Becker in the 3rd round. It may be his last match ever!!

Happy Aloha Friday to you!!