The buying of our first home this Spring was quite a big event for us. Being totally unexpected, and a totally new experience, the 7 week ride was quite the adventure. We are now happily settled, and both of us are enjoying making the house OUR home. The big adjustment is that there is no rental property management web portal for me to submit a maintenance request, have someone show up, fix it, and someone else pay the bill.
On June 6th we celebrated our 20-year wedding anniversary with a return trip to Hawaii spending 6 nights on Maui, and 5 nights on Kauai, the same islands we visited for our wedding and honeymoon in 1999. While on Maui, we had a nice visit with Judge Loo, who married us in 1999, renewed our vows with us for our 10th anniversary in 2009, and visited with us for our 15th in 2014. A separate blog post was made earlier in June about Judge Loo. It is right below this blog post.
We have had 6 trips to Maui prior to this one, but had only been to Kauai the one time for our honeymoon in 1999. The return visit was very relaxing, except for one big adventurous day. After breakfast, we started off with a 70-minute aerial tour of the whole island. There are so many areas not accessible by car, the only way to see if from the air or sea. After the aerial tour and lunch, we tool a sunset catamaran sail up the famous Na Pali Coast. It was pretty cool to see up close from the sea many sights we had flown over that morning. Click here for a slideshow photo album of the day’s adventures.
Back home I am still working at Pink Jeep Adventures. I enjoy my M-F desk job, and do not miss being outside in the elements, and amongst all the tourists. Our new ownership is better than ever, and I only see good things happening for the company. Our newest location recently opened in the Smoky Mountains, and tourist season is in full swing at all 4 of our locations in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee.
Pam is still volunteering at the JCSVV (Jewish Community of Sedona and Verde Valley) Temple Office, and has been made Assistant Manager of the Gift Shop. She has a fancy name badge and all the benefits that come with it, too. She is continuing to study Mussar with friends. We are both still involved at the JCSVV attending almost every Friday night for services, and other celebrations and events.
Wishing you all a safe start to summer, along with good health, good times, and lots of happiness, too. Peace. Love. Light. ~ Jeff