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ABC Wednesday – C   15 comments

C is for Catalina Island off the California Coast!

There’s even a song written about this little island…

26 Miles (Santa Catalina)

(Glen Larson and Bruce Belland)

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance
Romance, romance, romance

Water all around it everywhere
Tropical trees and the salty air
But for me the thing that’s a-waitin’ there, romance

It seems so distant, twenty-six miles away
Restin’ in the water serene
I’d work for anyone, even the Navy
Who would float me to my island dream

Twenty-six miles, so near yet far
I’d swim with just some water-wings and my guitar
I could leave the wings
But I’ll need the guitar for romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina, the island of romance

A tropical heaven out in the ocean
Covered with trees and girls
If I have to swim, I’ll do it forever
‘Til I’m gazin’ on those island pearls

Forty kilometers in a leaky old boat
Any old thing that’ll stay afloat
When we arrive we’ll all promote romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me
Santa Catalina
The island of romance
Romance, romance, romance

Twenty-six miles across the sea
Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me

Fun facts about Catalina Island

  1. It’s really only 21.8 miles from the mainland not 26
  2. More than 100 species or varieties of birds make Catalina their permanent or transitory home.
  3. Pigeons were used to carry messages between Catalina and the mainland from the 1850’s to as late as 1899.
  4. Length of island, 21 miles. Width, 8 miles at its widest point (Long Point) and 1/2 mile at Two Harbors at the Isthmus.
  5. I fly over this island two times a week on my way to and from Washington!

Here is an aerial shot I took of Catalina Island:


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Kaua’i   2 comments

We left Honolulu today and took a 2o minute flight up to Kaua’i.  We are staying at the Kaua’i Marriott which has 51-acres to explore.  We went for a walk after an early dinner to see what we could find on this spectacular property.  Here are some highlights…

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And we haven’t even left the hotel grounds yet!

Kaua’i Photo of the day…

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Waikiki Photo of the day

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Aloha! More adventures to share…

Posted February 27, 2008 by Lana G! in Hawaii, Life, Nature, Travel, Vacation

The Diamond Head Challenge   3 comments

Sunday we knew we were going to have some rain come in so we decided we’d better get our Diamond Head hike in first – well, after a cup of coffee and pastry at Starbucks 🙂 . 

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The hike started off  very warm and dry and then turned into warm and wet – very wet!  It was actually refreshing to get soaked by the rain! The hike was two miles round trip.  It was strenuous and the views awesome.

We drove and saw many more beautiful sites on Sunday.  But, this is all I have time to share with you!  Gotta go explore some more!  Aloha…

Posted February 25, 2008 by Lana G! in Hawaii, Hiking, Nature, Outdoors, Photo, Photography, Rain, Travel, Vacation, Walking, Weather

Aloha!   3 comments

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Steve and I are off to Hawaii tomorrow!  I am so needing a time of relaxation and recreation!  I am fighting the crud so please pray that I can burn it off in the Hawaiian sun! OF COURSE I will be posting while there and sharing our adventures.

Aloha!

Posted February 22, 2008 by Lana G! in Hawaii, Travel, Vacation