|Keiki (children) play near Ka'ena Point|
We have winners from last week:
The Ultimate Reboot: DALLAS
- Karen wins a book choice from my convention stash.
Aloha to Beach Reading
- Kim H wins a book choice from my convention stash.
Sara Luck's CLAIMING THE HEART
- Dani wins a print copy.
My family was a winner last night as THE AVENGERS arrived at the base theater. My children and I enjoyed the movie ... even though I am not familiar with the characters' back story except for Iron Man and Captain America. I thought the movie was a little slow in the beginning, picked up momentum in the middle, and slowed again in the end with endless aliens! The dialogue was peppered with funny quips that mirrored the characters' personalities. Robert Downey Jr. almost stole the show as Iron Man ... but it truly was a team effort with Captain America, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawk. I can see why the movie has broken box office records but I still prefer last summer's CAPTAIN AMERICA, probably because of its military connection. My favorite movie for this summer is still BATTLESHIP with the Mighty Mo.
This morning, my oldest son is backpacking with the Scouts to Ka'ena Point. They are camping overnight and had to carry everything, including water, food, tents, and sleeping bags. The terrain is fairly flat but isolated. If I had to accompany him, I would have purchased a beat up rolling suitcase from the Thrift Shop and just dragged it along the dirt path. Lucky for my son, I didn't have to accompany him, thus saving him from embarrassment.
|The landscape leading to Ka'ena Point|
This afternoon, I am hiking with my younger son around the Aeia Loop. It offers unparalleled views of Pearl Harbor and the Halawa Valley. The trail gives hikers a glimpse of a crashed Japanese Zero from that fateful date on December 7, 1941. I'll post pictures tomorrow at ALOHA ON MY MIND at this link.
|Wai'enae Coast leads to Ka'ena Point|
What do you have planned for this weekend? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, June 30, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 1.
Kim in Hawaii
|In Hawaiian lore, humans leap to the next life|
from Ka'ena Point.