Monday, November 17, 2008

Poipu, Kauai ,Hawaii

Just at this moment, Case is still doing temp work, and the hospital he's working at feels like it is a little expensive to keep him full time, since they have a half-time doctor already. To Case, anything sounds like a good excuse for a vacation, and this was no exception! We would "sacrifice" to save the hospital some money by giving up some of the work days they were contractually obligated to provide -- and, of course, we weren't just going to spend those days at home. Nope! We were going to Hawaii! (As a further excuse, he says it's our "last blast" before we settle down for good.)

In deference to my desire to stick to the familiar, we have returned to my favorite hotel on Kauai, where we spent a few days of our honeymoon two-and-a-half years ago.
We arrived to wind and rain... But it's Hawaii, so who cares??? We used the rain as an excuse to relax and unwind in our room. A few of the local surfer-dudes prefered to skim-board on the "river" it created on the hotel grounds.
Apparently, when you're a Ketting, every vacation requires a good book to be complete.The storm carried on into the dusk, reminding us of a rainstorms experienced on our honeymoon in Bali. Unfortunately, this hotel doesn't have a tin room, so we missed the full effect.
Notice anything odd about this photo?
The guitar is "backwards". Even the strings were reversed, with the higher pitches at the top of the downstroke. Maybe this is a Hawaiian technique -- there seem to be as many ways to play guitar as there are genres of music.
No guitarist (or anything else) keeps Jolene awake when the clock strikes 9!

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