Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 86: Hero or goat?

Hero or goat?Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii, March 2011,
Nikon D5000, 35mm focal length equiv. 57mm, exposure 1/160 sec @ f6.3, ISO 200, no flash
 © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Well, it seems my New Year's Resolution of a post every day came to a rather abrupt stop.  Apologies to those who came looking and found the stagnant blog.  But you know what they say ... consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds ;-)

So, I guess in the hero/goat comparison, that makes me the goat.  But at least this one is certainly adorable.  And you can formulate your own opinion of what's the meaning of the tongue.

And there is another great thing about resolutions.  Once you get over the perspective that they have to be a once-and-for-all change, you can just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and continue where you left off.  At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it ;-)

So now we are on home leave.  Carol and I flew out to Hawaii to visit our daughter Allison who lives on Oahu now.  And then our son Gregory came out to join us for a family vacation.  The first time we are all together in almost 3 years, given our current geographic separation.  And it is awesome to get to spend that time in Hawaii.  

This photo comes from our visit to the Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, where scenes from a number of famous TV shows (e.g., Lost) and movies (e.g., Jurassic Park) are filmed.  At Alli's suggestion, we decided to rent ATVs for a 2-hour guided tour to celebrate Greg's birthday.  It was a blast.  Now we are onto Maui for a few days, and then on to Kauai for some more sight seeing.

Here's one picture of the family from the ATV tour.  Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but we all have some dust on our faces from the ride.  If you are ever in Hawaii, I'd put it on the list.

  • Donations:  To to help provide transportation to under-developed countries
  • Exercise: Walk along beach in Maui with Greg (75 mins); family walk along Lahaina strip (90 mins)


Boswell said...

Glad you're not hung up on resolutions! Glad also that you're not a sad goat. Looks like a fantastic family reunion!! Enjoy every moment and if you get a chance, prostrate to Mauna Loa for me! ;)

Steven Crisp said...

Thanks Boswell.

I work on my hangups, and periodically get over them ;-) It's definitely a work in progress.

As for Mauna Loa, we were just there last week. Weather didn't really cooperate but we sniffed a little sulpher and had a few glimpses of the cauldera.

As you may know, there were lava flows as recently as March 9th, but since then, all quiet on the Mauna Loa front.

And yes, it is a fantastic family reunion -- thanks!

daylightdisinfectant said...

Nice. Like the goat.

Steven Crisp said...


Yeah, he's such a kidder. Get it? Baaahhh.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you still make daily donations BUT if you do here is a site worth donating to... I personally know this musician and this is a worthwhile cause...
PSAnd howabout an update while you're at it. sure miss those deep thoughts of yours,
BTW, This is Boswell -

Steven Crisp said...

Oh, shame me, why don't you Boswell ;-)

OK, just for that, I may have to put up a post this weekend.

Don't hold your breath, but we'll see. And thanks for the donation tip. I do need to get back into that habit.