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Hawaii Day Five – Pineapples and Chinese Hats

The Dole plantation was established around 65 years ago as a fruit stand. It became famous for its pineapples and as part of the ever expanding Dole empire. These days it is a popular tourist attraction on Oahu. We got an early start this … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Four – The Aquarium and a Walk

We decided to have a slower day today and since the aquarium didn’t open until 9 o’clock it worked out well to hang out in our suite for a couple of hours. Ro got to watch some TV and started writing … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Three – I could get used to this

This morning we had intended to go to Hanauma Bay, a beautiful natural bay on the East coast of Hawaii where you can swim alongside marine life that is part of a living coral reef. We set our clocks early and arrived at … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day Two – Now can we go to a beach?

For the last fourty eight hours, Rowen has expressed only a single request “now can we go to a beach?” It must feel so strange to her that we spend all of this time in preparation and travel to get … Continue reading

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Hawaii Day One – Early Mornings and Lots of Waiting

Rowen did exceptionally well today. Considering that I woke her up in the middle of the night, 04:30 to be exact, and then proceeded to take her through the hurry-up-and-wait exercise that is air travel. She was a superstar. No … Continue reading

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Snow, Horses, and Farewell: BBR Day Three

This morning we woke to a blanket of snow and freshly falling flakes. I slept in and did nothing. It was everything I thought it could be. Meaghan and Dad went horse riding. Fortunately, they were the only sign-ups and … Continue reading

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Swimming, Swinging, and Fine Dining: BBR Day Two

In the morning we set out for the swimming pool. Not a fifteen minute walk from our cabin is a great sports center, with bike rentals, a sports shop (for those things we’d forgotten), and a grand indoor pool. We … Continue reading

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Black Butte Ranch

We arrived at Black Butte Ranch yesterday afternoon after a super-easy drive accompanied by great views. A short drive to Salem, quick stop for lunch, and then a couple of hours on a winding road through the forest. Rowen did … Continue reading

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I left my BART in San Francisco

A couple of weeks ago, Meaghan and I had the opportunity to visit San Francisco. I was speaking at the Women 2.0 conference on behalf of a company for which I have done work in the past. We decided that … Continue reading

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Arrived in San Francisco

Meaghan and I arrived in San Francisco this morning. I’m here to speak at the Women 2.0 PITCH conference on Tuesday, but we figured that we might as well take the opportunity to take a long weekend vacation. I’m speaking to … Continue reading

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