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Hilo Ladies Sonoma Winery Stops

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We started our wine tasting day with a complimentary breakfast at the Inn at Sonoma. The quiche, fruits, pastries, pancakes were a delicious way to start the day. Our first stop was to… Continue reading

Zappos Bay to Breakers 2016 in San Francisco

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I went to Sonoma with some girlfriends. After the Sonoma portion of our trip, we planned to stay in San Francisco the night before leaving California from Oakland so that we would be… Continue reading

Sing–My Life

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Response to Daily Prompt The first thing I thought of when I got the SING prompt was karaoke.  We have a few karaoke bars here in Hilo and I have many fond memories… Continue reading

36 Hours on Oahu

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I headed to Oahu for work recently. A few years ago, I recall watching a local play about all the different people you come across while shopping at Longs. I think there could… Continue reading

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

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Sunday nights are slow nights for restaurants in Hilo.After flying back from Oahu on Hawaiian Airlines on a Sunday evening, my family wanted a quick bite to eat. We decided to go to… Continue reading

Big Island High School Runners Rock at State Tournament

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If you have read some of my earlier posts, you know that my son is a runner. He qualified as a freshman for the Hawaii state track meet held at the Kapalama Kamehameha… Continue reading

Mother’s Day–in Hilo and Everywhere

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I am a mother. Mother of two adolescent children. They are learning to spread their wings. I am learning to let them go.  What does it mean to be a mother? It isn’t… Continue reading

Club Shoyu–A Local Product

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Have you heard of Club Shoyu? Did you know that this shoyu has been brewed in Hilo since 1947? Teruo Togashi founded the company and created the recipe for this local product. He… Continue reading

Sunday Brunch in Hilo at WikiFresh

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It has been a while since Merle and I got together to catch up. After checking our calendars, scheduling and rescheduling our date, we decided to go to brunch on a Sunday.We both… Continue reading

Exercise~Exhausting or Energizing?

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I love to exercise.  Exercising makes me feel healthy and productive.  It also makes me feel like I don’t have to worry as much about all the delicious food I eat. So, why… Continue reading