Hello again and welcome back to paradise. I’m recovering from a busy weekend, just relaxing on a marvelous Monday morning. It’s so marvelous that I’ve decided to link up to Katie’s Marvelous In My Monday post.
Marley is entertaining himself while I type out this blog post.
As you may have seen on Instagram, I went to the Plantation Days Parade in Old Koloa Town on Saturday morning. It was no Rose Parade but it was still enjoyable. They had typical parade things such as floats.
There were also a bunch of classic cars on parade.
Plus there were horses and poniolo.
There were people trying to raise awareness about certain causes.
And of course, what’s a parade without a marching band?
We brought Marley with us and the marching band was his least favorite. Too loud for his little doggy ears. He made a little friend, a 4-year-old girl, who said his ears were like soft pillows. He was getting all the attention. Maybe next year he should be in the parade.
Ray has an old coworker friend in town from California staying at Kiahuna Plantation with his girlfriend and her son. They invited us over for a BBQ on Saturday evening. We show up and guess who I see!
It’s the birthday boy! He was a student at the school in which I taught at back in California. But he was never my student. He still recognized me and I knew him because he was the student body president and student of the year last year, and some of his friends were my students. What a crazy, small world.
On Sunday morning Ray took him out for a surf lesson. I just sat on the beach with his mom and talked story. Then we joined them at the Poipu Beach Athletic club for lunch at Hapas.
The rest of Sunday was spent house hunting. Ray’s parents want to buy a house on Kauai but we are doing all the looking for them. We’ve seen several houses so far, but all have been a let down. Yesterday we saw a $700,000 studio on stilts. Who charges that much for a house with no bedrooms? Crazy people, that’s who! We’re going to keep looking.
Right now I’m getting ready to go for a walk. No running yet since my ankle acted up when I tried running yesterday. And then I’m going to come home and complete this Hiity Bitty Bikini Workout from Tone It Up.
Fun fact – I have been a member of the Tone It Up team since Summer 2011. Karena and Katrina live in the Beach Cities not too far from my hometown. I used to see them driving around with their Tone It Up bumper stickers and checked out their site. I’m not very active in this community like most of the members. That’s why you never see me posting #toneitup hashtags. And I don’t agree with some of their nutrition advice. But I still love completing some of their workouts.
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What were some of the marvelous things you did this weekend?