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Road to Ke’e

Great video of the current state of the highway and environs in North Kauai. At least a dozen mudslides covering the road. https://www.hawaiimagazine.com/content/kalalau-trail-closed-indefinitely

Kauai flooding update

Road to Haena (but not Ke’e) should be open to regular traffic by may 7. Hopefully access to Ke’e is not far behind. http://hidot.hawaii.gov/blog/2018/04/26/update-on-restoration-of-kuhio-highway-from-waikoko-to-wainiha-following-april-14-flooding/

Disneyland and Uva Bar

You’re never too old for Disneyland, especially if you grew up in Southern California. For dinner however we ventured out of the park to Downtown Disney and our favorite eatery, Uva Bar. It’s been a while since we enjoyed people watching from their outdoor patio. Uva Bar is right smack dab in the middle of the shopping district. And very...

How to love Rome

How to love Rome Stay on a happening and busy Plaza like the Pantheon or Piazza Navona. Take time to take in the sights and absorb the ambience. I have mixed feelings about tours. They provide invaluable information and context. But they rush you thru. I am reduced to taking crooked pictures out of bus windows. You don’t want to...

Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/michael-cohen-and-the-end-stage-of-the-trump-presidency “Of course Trump is raging and furious and terrified. Prosecutors are now looking at his core. Cohen was the key intermediary between the Trump family and its partnersaround the world; he was chief consigliere and dealmaker throughout its period of expansion into global partnerships with sketchy oligarchs. He wasn’t a slick politico who showed up for a few months....

Rome Day 2

How to have a great day in Rome: Marvel at the David, all 15 feet of him Then realize that there are dozens of sculptures at St Peter’s Basilica just as big as the David. Feel small and insignificant at St Peters. Just like the rest of Rome, St Peter’s is simply monumental. Have a late lunch at Cafe Bernini...

Rome Day 1

Breakfast at hotel – nice selections of meats, cheeses, sweet rolls, and eggs/sausage/beans for the English. I am loving my Caffe Macciato’s. You know of course that you don’t order cappuccinos and lattes after noon – unless you are a horrid tourist, or heathen, or both. Coffee (and by coffee they mean espresso) “marked” with cream, in the cutest little...