Hi JimE ..... you came close. LOLOLOL!!!!
I've enjoyed your visits. I'll be glad when you are able to visit again. It doesn't seem like a year since you came through the door wearing your new hat.
Oops, Hi MD! Didn't think I'd forget did ya?
This time last year I was standing in that doorway as I have many times.... Thanks to COVID, I will not be making my annual pilgramage this winter. I look forward to next year and a longer winter in Alaska this year!
Snow already????? From heat wave to snow in the blink of an eye.
I don't think it's worth risking going anywhere. I like continental holidays but not so long ago our government said it was ok to go to various countries and we wouldn't need to quarantine on return. Lots of people took advantage of that and went abroad .... only for the government to change their minds and say you have to be back almost immediately or do 14 days quarantine. Plane companies took advantage of that and inflated prices astronomically.
I think you and I will be sitting this one out ...... which is a shame because I love to see your photographs. Oh well ...... hopefully next year ......
Hi MD, Aye Lassie I'm aware of the new travel requirements. But that's ony the beginning as you are aware. Social distancing and masks are still required on the Islands as well. I can't imagine the restrictions placed on activities and sight seeing tours as well as dining etc. I think I'll just stay here and suffer! LOL. Did I mention that wev'e has snow already and the predictions are for a colder than normal winter?? Are you doing a holiday this year?
Hi JimE ...... or should that be wee Jimmy from Scotland? LOL
Maybe you could still visit Hawaii but I think it would be risky to book as things can change so quickly.
Hawaii’s governor says that starting on 15 October, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus.
Cute black puppy on cam!
Yes MD as a matter of fact I was born in a tiny village in Scotland and raised for those first seven years in Yorkshire! And let me tell you - Barton is NOT a big place even today. I last visited when I was stationed in Germany with the US Air Force and went back to Great Britain in 1976, so it's been a while!
Oh heck JimE ........ you mean my tiny island. I had you born in Hawaii. It was only when I thought "Wait a minute ..... you don't cross the Atlantic from Hawaii." Years ago my daughter did me a cross-stitch sampler saying "To my mother, who never met a purpose she couldn't cross." I don't know what she means. LOLOLOL
Hi JimE .... no .... you never said! WOW! No wonder you love going there ..... you're going home.
I see that Trump has issued an emergency declaration for Hawaii as it waits for Hurricane Douglas to hit. I do hope they don't get hit too badly.
I'd love to see the Northern Lights. They look lovely in videos but in real life they must be amazing. I know you will find somewhere to go or something to do but it won't be the same as going to Hawaii. I just thought .... no wonder you look so comfy in Hawaiian shirts .... it's in your genes. LOLOL!!!
Hi MD, not sure if I ever told you that I was born and raised in my early years on that 'tiny island', LOL. In fact I had my seventh birthday on the ship across the Atlantic. So now you know! LOL again! I'm pretty sure I can double up on my fun if I, in fact, miss this winter trip to Hawaii. Heck maybe I'll try Northern Lights viewing from one of the spots in Manley or Murphy Dome here in AK. Who knows?
I would love to go to hawaii
Hi JimE .... glad to hear that you are ok. Every time I see the word "Alaska" and some problem..... I think "Oh heck! I hope JimE isn't affected by it." That's the thing with us foreigners from a tiny island ..... we have no concept of the size of other countries. LOL!!!
Such a shame about the vacation but it's definitely a no-no. Hopefully next year you will be able to go and have double the fun to make up for lost time.
HI MD, yes all is fine here. That last 'quake' although larger, was also further away. I did'nt feel anything here. There was some damagae closer to the actual location and probably some 'puckered up's' where the Tsunami sirens were blowing. Hope you are well and staying near home and avoiding the COVID bug. I am resigned to NO Hawaii this winter.
JimE ........ just read about the earthquake. I hope you are ok.
Couldn't have put it better!
I don't care how long George Floyd's criminal record was ..... he was handcuffed. Police officers should not be judge, jury and executioners. I used to be a police officer and met plenty of "thugs" as you refer to them but you only deal with the offence they are committing at that time .... not for their previous offences.
Would the other "thug" be the man who grabbed a taser gun that had been fired twice so was not capable of being fired again? The one who got shot in the back as he was running away ...... which shows the officers were not in fear of their lives? After what happened to George Floyd ...... I'm not surprised he ran.
And BLM is a terrorist organization? I think Black lives do matter and police officers who take the law into their own hands should be accountable.
Hope things are quiet in the UK…..they’re insane in several U.S. cities.Rioting and looting, sponsored by terrorist organizations such as Antifa and BLM; each trying to present a couple Thugs as Heroes. Both thugs have extensive criminal records.Both thugs were killed while resisting arrest. One thug's family is trying to pass him off a devoted, loving husband and father. His police record points in the other direction, with several arrests for physical violence against his own family members.The cop who killed him faces serious charges, but he likely saved a future life by his actions.
Hi JimE .... you do know you're allowed more than one thought a day?? LOL
It wouldn't be half as much fun to visit without the hustle and bustle. I hope you'll be able to have your vacation there but as far as I can see in the UK .... we might as well right off the whole year. We usually have a carnival that last about 10 days. They put the bunting up the other day but the carnival is canceled. It was thought that the flags would brighten up the place. Such a strange time we are living in. Roll on a vaccine.
Just my thought for today.... Hawaii MUST be a quiet place these days without all the tourists and hullabaloo! MD, not sure about my holiday this winter! Travel looks limited as do accommodations! I suppose, time will tell!
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