Tif and KC are here! They arrived safely yesterday but the 5 hour time difference and 9 hour flight time took its toll on all three. Ed continued on his connecting flight to Kauai. Tif and KC were exhausted. KC had a hard time falling asleep and was up this morning at 3:00 AM. We brought her into our bedroom so that her mommy could get some rest.
We took a trip to visit my aunt in Pauoa Valley at the foothills of Punchbowl crater. The crater holds a National cemetery. My aunt is a true gardener and shared a lot of her fabulous lettuce and swiss chard with us. Hawaii is an expensive place to live but with everybody sharing what they have, we can be comfortable.
This is my aunt's dog. His name is Poochie and he's not liking the hot Hawaiian sun here.
KC slept through the entire visit. She is thoroughly jet lagged and is a teeny bit on the crabby side. When she first saw us she reached out with a little frown on her face as if to say, "Where have you two been?"
This evening Art planted a papaya tree at the side of the house. KC had fun helping to water it. We hope it will yield some delicious fruit that we can share also.