I came across these photos as I searched for some baby photos for my kids to take to school.
These photos perked me up and brought a smile to my face while making me feel better about the bitter cold.
The weather here in the mid-west of Illinois has been cold, sad and depressing with no chance of me getting out much other than to run a few errands. The cold has not brought the snow that the environment so desperately needs and I had a sick child home last week and this week.
So….I’m resorting my mind and imagination to a place where the weather is warmer and fond memories linger…Hawaii and the surrounding islands. Let me take you there.
That’s me on the left, co-piloting a Cessna. I actually passed my ground written pilot test, but didn’t actually take the flying portion of the test. I didn’t have my pilot license at the time, but I don’t think this pilot next to me heard me correctly. He actually let me take control of the plane flying over Maui. I just can’t explain the feeling I felt controlling the plane over the open blue ocean water along the gorgeous cliff shores of splashing waves. I can tell you that I don’t ever wish to pursue the job of flying a plane, ever. It’s way too easy to move the plane in the wrong direction. So…. hey it was an extreme adventure while it lasted and I survived with my heart beating off the charts.
These other shots were taken around the Island of Maui or Kauai or from a tour guided helicopter ride where I sat next to the pilot who was the likes of someone who looked just like Jon Bon Jovi (lucky me).
This island is of Molokai.
Looks like an abandoned ship from here. Took a jeep four-wheeling to get to this beach. I really thought we were going to flip over at certain points, the roads were so filled with holes and bumps everywhere. Hold on to your hat!!
I’ll end this adventure with a beautiful beach on a warm tropical day in the middle of the ocean where my mind so much wants to go and did. I needed this perk and perhaps taking a look back at a fond memory in a warm place can do wonders. I am so very much ready for Spring today to bring me out of my “blue” days, how about you?