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Has Achieved Nirvana
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What Life?
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Even tho its too late, 2018 deserves this.
It was an amazing year. So many happy firsts, I am hard pressed to pick just one day. The Altoid went to China on a 10-day trip - 8 kids to a chaperone, no parents allowed. OT & I played maniacally the whole time she was away - from bus departure to pickup. Finished middle school w honors, over-weekended at camp, jumped off the HIGH end of the pier, started high school, swapped piano teachers, .... I think OT & I did cool stuff too, but it pales. Big Grin

but 1 day. there are two, but here we go
Altoid and I went to Oahu together in August. It was our first AirBnB experience, to a place she's wanted to go forever. On 'the' day. I was up early w food poisoning - sad because our plans were ruined. When Altoid woke up, she climbed into the bed w me, and we started watching Dr Who. He's a great Dr, that one - after 90 min, I felt the illness leave -the wobbles and shaky feeling just lifted. We grabbed opportunity, got the bus, got to a rental car, and started our planned drive to the north shore. On the bus ride, I met a 90 yr old man w 56 great grand kids. After scoring a Dole whip at the plantation, we hit Waiamea Bay, and the Altoid had her first ever tropical snorkeling experience. It was magical and she was magical. She saw the exciting like a swimming turtle, she saw the invisible octopus hiding in his hole, and she saw the beauty in schools of dark grey fish. She is so competent in the water, it 'joys' me. I was so happy she enjoys this thing I love. We stayed in til I was shivering, then she stayed longer. And jumped. When the lifeguards started packing up, so did we. She noticed I needed food, and then we shopped every foot of a local grocery, enjoying seeing and choosing things we don't see in our stores at home. We drove back eating poke and chips, and swilling POG.


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piqaboo, you really made the most of that day! The joy of spending time with your child doing things you both love is a heart-expanding experience. And Altoid is growing up into a lovely young lady with empathy for Mom.

I love Hawaii. I wish I were a competent swimmer. But my best day in 2017 was New Year’s eve, swimming with the mantas at night in Keauhou Bay on the Big Island. With the whole family. It was a gift from our kids!


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I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed your trip to Hawaii!
 
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Sorry, just seeing this now!

Thanks!


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Can someone PM me Matt's email? I seem to have misplaced it.


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Can someone PM me Matt's email? I seem to have misplaced it.


I don’t have his email addy, but you might try messaging him through FB?


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Thank you, Daniel.

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Originally posted by AdagioM:
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I love Hawaii. I wish I were a competent swimmer. But my best day in 2017 was New Year’s eve, swimming with the mantas at night in Keauhou Bay on the Big Island. With the whole family. It was a gift from our kids!


Nice kids! We did that in November, and that was OT's first ever snorkel. Followed by the dolphins in the am. Like daughter like father, they go big!


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Thank you, Daniel.

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I love Hawaii. I wish I were a competent swimmer. But my best day in 2017 was New Year’s eve, swimming with the mantas at night in Keauhou Bay on the Big Island. With the whole family. It was a gift from our kids!


Nice kids! We did that in November, and that was OT's first ever snorkel. Followed by the dolphins in the am. Like daughter like father, they go big!


It was good that I didn’t really have to know how to swim for that one! But the majesty of those creatures...


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