Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Clam Chowder - 9/30/2008

Today is my birthday.

I asked Wendell to make clam chowder. It's REALLY ono.
He uses Ranch Dressing Seasoning mix.
I was kinda in the way, so I didn't take too many pictures.

Koko Crater Botanical Garden - 9/30/2008

Today is the last day of my one-week vacation. I picked up Wendell from the airport at about 5 a.m, cleaned house a little and while Wendell took a nap I went to the Koko Crater Botanical Garden for a couple of hours to do my favorite thing - take pictures. I always imagined it would be a dry and colorless place, but luckily I was wrong.

Our Handy Shrub - 9/30/2008

We have a shrub in our front yard that is so handy. Landon uses it as a table to put his water bottles on and Wendell thinks it's so valuable in providing shade for a rusty can and an old battery that he has a cone blocking it so no one will accidentally run into it.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Waikiki Aquarium Revisited - 9/29/2008

I looked at my old posts and realized that the last time I was at the aquarium was about a year ago. With my vacation time winding down I thought I would return to see how my picture-taking skills have improved since then. I think they got worse. I struggled. So, not too many pictures. These are the only keepers.

Cake Couture Cupcakes in Aina Haina Shopping Center

I'd been hearing a lot about Cake Couture lately so I decided to drop by on the way home today. I'm not really a cupcake eater 'cause I'm not into frosting. I usually scrape the stuff off before I eat the cake, but since they were kind enough to allow me to take pictures, I bought a 6-pack.
So far, I tried a bit of the chocolate (lower left) and a bit of the red velvet (lower right). They were DELICIOUS. . . even the frosting, and not that the frosting wasn't sweet, because it was. But it was whipped, kinda light and really ono. All the cupcakes in this box were $2.50 each.