Monday, April 13, 2009

Visitors are coming soon.

Well, another week has come and gone. Its one month from today that Jane will be coming for the whole summer! And then two days later, Elizabeth and Alexandra are coming down. We are super excited to have visitors. As much fun as we are having here, its still hard to be so far away from everyone.
Last week was fun...Thursday was my first sailing class. The Hickam Harbor Wet Hens meet every Thursday at 9AM for 9 weeks. We had a short swim test and then learned how to recover from a capsize. The swim test was fine, but let's just say that I am still recovering from my capsize! We had to learn to right the boat and then climb our way back in...I am covered in bruises. I actually look like I was in a car wreck. My arms and shins are bright purple!
Its been a challenge to find shirts to wear ever since that keep my arms hidden.
The class was super fun and challenging. I almost gave up trying to pull myself in the boat, but with teamwork, I made it on in! I can't figure out why they make us climb the highest part of the boat...It would have been much easier to climb up the back side. I have sailing manuals to read and homework to complete by this I have to practice tying knots. But at the end of all of this, I will be a certified beginning sailor!
Jason didn't have to work on Good Friday or the Monday after Easter (today). So, he has had a nice little break.
Friday we went to all of our favorite spots in Waikiki and had a great time. We actually decided to stop in the Ruth's Chris Steak House and have an appetizer. It proved to be a good move! The bartender asked where we were from and guess what...he's from KY too. He is actually from Lexington. He has lived in Hawaii for the past 10 years or so. He majored in Hospitality Management and came here to find a job. He was very nice and we had lots to talk about. There was discussion about Keeneland, UK basketball, and missing the changing of the seasons. We plan to go visit with him again soon.


Allyson said...

Does this mean that if we come visit, you'll take us sailing??

Allyson said...

Yay! It's a 2-for-1 day!! I love the idea of the Ison Family Runs! Neal tries to get me up every morning at 5:30 to work out with him. I usually just grunt and roll over. Those Army guys are wicked disciplined. I don't get it...

Do we need to send "Talk Derby to Me" t-shirs for the Derby run???