Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sandi's Visit

Sandi, a former co-worker, dropped in for a couple of days between here and there.

She was looking for thrift shops, so we spent considerable time thrift shopping.  I bought more than she did.

Another stop was Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts on Kapahulu Avenue.  I was astounded that shirts that I really don't like sell for several thousand dollars each.  Most of the shirts in the store are under $100, but many are several hundred dollars, and at least one is marked at $5000!  Sandi, who arrived in Hawaii aboard the Matsonia in May, 1946, was fascinated by the Matson shirt... but not fascinated enough to fork over $250 for it.

Then it was off to Savers, operated by the Big Brothers-Big Sisters organization.  It's big, but not really our cup of tea.

We spent yesterday afternoon at the Honolulu Zoo.  We both remember the huge tortoises, Galapagos Island tortoises.  We remember riding on them, or at least petting them, as small children.  My mother says SHE rode on them as a child, too.  We were distressed at the elephant enclosure, delighted that the elephants will soon have a new home.  The tigers are beautiful.  New lions are due this spring, as are several other animal pairs.  The giraffes were beautiful.  We could get up close and personal since it was feeding time.  Don't you just love their big eyes, soft-looking lips, and wonderful markings?

Thanks, Sandi, for taking the time to stop in Honolulu.

Give thanks for friends who take the time to spend time on you.  Reach out in friendship to someone else.  Don't forget to pray ....

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear you guys had a fun visit! And I love the new look of your blog!!!! :)


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