The Magic Day Arrived!

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At last!  I got my lifetime US National Park pass; cost: ten dollars (and 62 years).  This was a thrilling day!  For the REST OF MY LIFE I can visit any National Park FOR FREE!  The cost of the pass rises in a couple of weeks to $80, so I’m doing a lucky strut dance right now.  In the distance, just behind the top right corner of the beloved pass, the steam/smoke of Halema‘uma‘u rises.

Besides getting the pass, I also cruised the island hoping to get in the ocean (but not accomplishing that) and taking photos of trippy stuff.  Here you are:

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Just past Naalehu, headed to Volcano; it is indeed a big island.
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This old car is taking a nap.
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This is an old company truck; the bottom lettering reads ‘Kealakekua’.
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. . . who guard all this rustee, broken krap.
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Assorted ground litter, in sutu.
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This old car will not get up from its nap.
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I love the ‘mahalo’ sign! West Hawai`i is apparently very hard on cars.

It wasn’t a birthday celebrated in Venice, but it was a good day.  In the evening, I attended a friend’s wake.  On my birthday in Venice, I visited Isola di San Michele (Venice’s separate cemetery island).  And now this year, a wake.  It is a good idea to contemplate mortality; it pushes me to live more fully.

2 thoughts on “The Magic Day Arrived!”

  1. This is so much fun to read! Your spirit comes out so much in your writing. You are a Schiny Girl for sure! All that Leo sunshine!

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