Friday, February 6, 2009

Fantastic Friday Whimsy

Howdoo everybody!! Welcome to another Friday post and as usual, I have no agenda. However, I did want to touch base and write down some thoughts I've had and also post some cleverly written little tidbits that I have found along the way. They have amused me and hopefully they will brighten your day as well.

I'm feeling better today, after having gotten a good nights' rest and a triple shot latte which I'm still nursing as I write. Yummy!! I have to admit that they are an addiction for me - I love my lattes and actually just coffee in general - as long as it has creamer in it anyway. Okay, so what's new in my life anyway?? Truthfully, not much but I have been looking online for Oahu beach rentals and have found several charming possibilities. One even has its' own private pool in the back yard. Doesn't that sound grand?? And my only criteria for the last four nights in Hawaii is that the cost must be less than $100.00 per night, be within walking distance to the beach and probably a small town where we can purchase groceries and a kitchenette for preparing at least some of our meals. I've heard that everything in Hawaii is very expensive, so that will be one area where we can hopefully save some cash. There are many choices but they are not in hotels. Oh, I can't wait!! I know the time will pass quickly and then the vacation will come and go in the blink of an eye, but I am so excited at the prospect. I have also checked into a day cruise of whale watching, dolphin watching and you even get to swim in the ocean with the dolphins if the crew decides it's not disrespectful to do so at that given moment in time. They also have snorkeling. That sounds like fun to me. I've never swam underwater before, but I'm willing to give this a try. But seeing the dolphins is the most exciting prospect to me. I've always been fascinated with this extraordinary animal and I am hoping that I will be able to get in the water and at least watch them up close and personal and experience them in their world. Other than the day cruise, I would like to take some hikes and of course take lots and lots of pictures and do a fair amount of lounging in the sun on the beach. Aaahh, just sounds lovely to me. So warm and peaceful - can't you just feel the sun on your face right now?? I guess I'm like my dad in the way that he always enjoyed the preparations and the planning for the trip almost as much as he enjoyed the trip itself. So, I'm enjoying this little challenge at the moment and anticipating the pleasures that await us in sunny Hawaii. :)

Here is something that I found on a fellow blogger's site. I have no idea who the author is, but reading it made me smile. Hopefully it will do the same for you:

On the first day, God created the Horse

On the second day, God created man to serve the Horse.

On the third day, God created all the animals of the earth to spook the Horse when man was on his back.

On the fourth day, God created an honest day’s work so that man could labor to pay for the keeping of the Horse.

On the fifth day, God created the grasses in the field so that Horse could eat and man could toil and clean up after the Horse.

On the sixth day, God created veterinary science to keep the Horse healthy and man broke.

On the seventh day, God rested and said “This is good. This will teach man humility. It will tire him out and keep him striving ever forward to meet the needs of the Horse.”

These pictures were all taken from a camping trip to Sheep Springs Horse Camp near Sisters, Oregon a couple of years ago. Me and my trail pony, "Harley".


Heather said...

Amen! That poem has to have some kind of truth in it!

I hope you have a great time in Hawaii. I have a friend that went to Hawaii after high school to work on a cattle ranch. It was the one that was in the CMT show about random people becoming cowboys. He liked it so much that he went back the next year.

fernvalley01 said...

Hope you get a chance to play with the dolphins ,Martin and I did that on our first winter holiday a late honeymoon. Kind of a "dolphin encounter" in a pool but fun all the same ,got to play with a 9 month old baby and "kissed" by momma though she mostly laid her head on my chest and hugged? but she sure lked Martins moustach ,kissed him a little longer than might have been appropritate (trashy dolphin!)
I have to find th photos!
btw we own a time share that could transfer anywhere if you can't find anything maybe I can help, if you want e-mail me
no pressure.
Have a terrific weekend, kisses to Ladde and the rest

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That did make me smile. Harley looks like such a good "kid." He compliments the scenery too.

Train Wreck said...

Great poem! You are right it did make me smile. Latte? I love Lattes too! I don't need sugar, but I need creamer! I am with you girl!

Pony Girl said...

I've never been to Hawaii. Would love to go someday!
Cute poem, I like the spotted pony pics you accompanied it with! :)

Gail said...

What a dream vacation! I have never been so you will take lots of pictures so we can pretend we were with you.
True poem!

allhorsestuff said...

Yea, You are planning the sunny getaway, how nice for you Lorie!
Too funny poem and awesome outdoor pictures. I agree with NM- he does compliment the scenary!

I have only been to the Islands once for a month when I was 14. I loved it, though not old enough to appreciate it fully at 14 when like was a vacation! We did ride horses twice though, on the beach.
My mom had to stay away from the surf as hers would get dizzy and fall over.

You have yourself a romantic time in the sunsets!

Rising Rainbow said...

I've never been to Hawaii. It is one place I would really like to see. I can't even imagine the flowers in real life.....

Great poem.

dvm2012 said...

A great place in Oahu is Waianae/makaha on the west shore. it is a more local area but we alwyas stay up there as it is more true hawaii then honolulu. We always rent a car and have driven allover the island, but the best beach is right at makaha. Low surf except at the point, knee deep white sand,a reef for snorkeling, lots of locals surfing, etc. There is a great local supermarket in wainae called Tamura's where you can buy local grown foods as well as the usual. awesome fresh fruit and seafood as well as roasted chickens grown by the locals. most things are walking distance or there is a really good transit system.

cdncowgirl said...

Hi there! Saw your comment over at my blog. How funny that you decided to pop in and visit, I've been noticing your comments on a lot of blogs I visit and I keep thinking I should check yours out! :)
That appy on my header is my husband's horse (yeah right, I'm the one that does most of the riding, care, etc lol) His registered name is Super Raincloud but we call him Applejack (or when he's bad Applejackass)