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moving like a turtle

I had a fun day on Friday taking Kim and Chris (her husband) on a tour of part of the North Shore. We had lunch at Kua Aina burgers and then hit a few of the beaches. The highlight was our stop at Laniakea Beach ("turtle beach"). We saw a few turtles swimming in the water. As we walked down the beach, we saw two more turtles hanging out on land. While we were there, On our way back to town, we stopped for some shave ice at Aoki's Shave Ice.

Below are a few more photos of the turtles we saw hanging out on the beach:

First turtle we saw...


Second turtle...


Third turtle (the one that came out of the water while we were there and moved slowly up onto the beach, same turtle from the video above)...

As far as packing is going, I am moving as slow as a turtle although I am finally making a good dent in my list. Packing and flying are the two things I dislike about traveling. I don't know why packing is so difficult. It really should be an easy task. I have my list. I take similar things every year. Instead it is usual at least a 3-day event. I equate packing to a turtle moving on land. He moves a bit, rests, moves a bit more, and then rests some more. I get my suitcases out, sit and stare at them, grab my list, sit and stare at my stuff, pack a bit, sit and stare (and get distracted), and then pack a bit more.

Heading over to my dad's in a bit and then back to packing...

Sending a special Happy Father's Day wish to my dad and to my brother as well as to all the other fathers out there :)

Comments (9)


I can certainly relate to the packing procrastination. Happens to me all of the time. I always manage to find distractions! Hope that you crossed a few things off of your list today!

girasoli, I love the turtle photos. How sweet that you got to see them out of the water!
I am glad you are conquering that check list of yours. Soon you will be done and on your way to your Italian adventure, how great!


Have a safe and easy travel... I'll see you soon in Italy!


Barb Cabot:

So happy to hear you were able to get together with Kim and Chris. Now on to your packing...good luck...one day at a time.


Amazing turtle pictures, very cool! Your description of packing sounds a lot like mine! I too haul up the cases and let them age for a few days before adding any filling!

Woohoo...7 hours to go!!!!!!!! Enjoy your trip, dear girasoli, can't wait to vicariously travel along with you!! :)

7 hours to go? Really? Have a super -bubbly, fun, exciting, relaxing, invigorating trip. Hope you can fill us in on your travels...Aloha, Safe Travels, menehune

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, sounds like you all had a lot of fun! That's a great video. What a great life a turtle has.

Good luck on the rest of your packing. Soon you'll be in beautiful Italy!

Wishing you safe travels! In no time you'll be in the Belpaese and enjoying a gelato.


Buon viaggio! We leave Thursday. Wish we would run into each other in Italy!

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