Thursday, April 19, 2007

Postcards from paradise

Home from Hawaii

Well, by all accounts, K and I had a very enjoyable vacation to the Aloha State. We left from D-FW on the morning of Easter Sunday, and returned on the morning of Sunday the 15th. We spent two nights in Waikiki on Oahu, four nights north of Kona on the Big Island, and our last night on the plane on the way home. I'll be posting several sets of photos during the next couple of weeks. Until then, here's a peek...

A view from our balcony at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, located north of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Mauna Loa, Hawaii's second-highest mountain peak, is visible in the background behind the palm tree to the left.

Whiskey and K enjoy an evening at South Point, the southernmost point in the United States.
No-hit Rangers
Congratulations to the Texas Rangers for surrendering a no-hitter last night to Mark Buerhle and the Chicago White Sox. It's always a special thing to be part of a no-hitter (I was in the crowd for Nolan Ryan's 7th, back in 1991 -- and yes, I do have the ticket stub to prove it), but it would be nice if it was the RANGERS pitching the no-hitter and not their opponents. Meanwhile, Kevin Millwood, the supposed "ace" of the staff and the highest-paid player on the team, surrendered 5 runs in 5 innings. Sigh.
nr: The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger
np: Eleven Hundred Springs - "The only thing she left me was the blues" from the "Bandwagon" album

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