A Hui Hou, Happy Birthday, and Bawk Bawk Bawk

It is not easy to leave Hawaii. I’m not saying I want to live there, because living there would imply going to the grocery store, making the obligatory run to Costco and doing battle with bugs the size of a shovel head.  No, I don’t want to live there. I just want to be on permanent vacation there or someplace very much like it.

As I looked out at the beautiful view one last time, one of the cabana staff members came over to remind me that one never says goodbye to Hawaii, but, rather “A hui hou”; see you later. If I have my way, Hawaii will be seeing me much sooner than later.  Here are a few last pix from Maui 2011:

My favorite morning walk

Taylor and Easton at dinner

Wailea at sunset

Taylor flew with us to LA, then boarded a red-eye flight to WDC and went straight from the airport to work on Tuesday morning. Kind of the ultimate vacation buzzkill, that’s for sure. Of course, the magic was pretty much gone by the time we reached LA, anyway:

McDonalds for dinner at LAX. A far cry from Spago at the Maui Four Seasons!

It is, however, good to be home. We got here just in time to wish Phyllis a belated 89th birthday:

Ashleigh made a very special blueberry cobbler for dessert

A very young 89!

Ashleigh, the CE and the birthday girl

We were amazed at how much the little ladies (can’t really call them chicks anymore) grew while we were away. They are almost three months old now! They’re testing their wings more, starting to work out the pecking order and making a big mess in the coop. Let’s just say our compost pile is growing by leaps and bounds.

Luna, Coco and Pippa

Lucy, looking every inch a Speckled Sussex

You can't really tell here, but Tulip's feathers are a gorgeous shiny greenish black color

Coco

Pippa and her snowshoe feet

Sweet Luna

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Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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4 Responses to A Hui Hou, Happy Birthday, and Bawk Bawk Bawk

  1. Katherine says:

    Welcome home! (BTW – I guess I was the first person to ever say goodbye to Hawaii after our last stay. I leave my Hawaiian vacations to you. I’ll take your Parisian ones – deal?)

    The chicks have gone from adorable to gorgeous in the time being – amazing!

    Happy belated to Phyllis, who certainly explains where the Gutsches got their good genes.

    Sorry you missed SB’s week of summer. You’re back in time for the fog to roll back in. (At least Pippa probably feels more comfortable in this UK-type weather.)

  2. Chicken Emperor says:

    I only have one thing to say regarding the leaving of Hawaii……….

    Weahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

  3. Ang says:

    how can any bird compete w little luna????

  4. tina says:

    Loved these pics! They really made me long for a Hawaiian vacation…. so fun to see Taylor – looking so relaxed! (loved the Mc’D shot 🙂
    Evie really misses the chicks… xo

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