Spending time at FountainWood Lodge I passed on my Camera Totin’ Tuesday. Pulled out my camera during some of the activities, and began capturing images. The large well lit lobby provides such nice lighting for my photographs.
So many activities happen in the lobby. Last year when I looked for an assisted living place I found many residences had well decorated lobbies, but I didn’t see this space being used. Here at FountainWood something is always happening. Love on a Leash, all kinds of musical entertainment, and games such as Trivia, and Crossword puzzles take place here.
I haven’t been able to get out and shoot with my photo friends since I have been taking care of my Mom. She is doing better than I expected. Before she didn’t get out to participate in the activities because she was part of a couple. Now I am encouraging her to get out of her room. Soon I will start to make some time for myself, and get out with other photographers.
North of Ka’anapali the road narrows, and ends up as one lane. There are rules to take care of the situation when two vehicles meet: the car heading uphill has the right of passage, and the other car or SUV needs to back up. This gets pretty tricky on these curvy roads along the cliffs. Faith in the driver is a must, and the views are worth it.
Stopping along the way I could see tourists snorkeling, and traveling on mopeds. Julia’s, a vendor located along the northern coast is mentioned in my tourbook as a “must see” experience. The best banana bread in the world, coconut candy that is very addictive. I hope I didn’t lose her card because the tourbook is right. I am not fond of coconut, but this dried and sweetened candy is hard to pass up.
Throughout my travel on the Island I want to include people in my photos. In Lahaina there is a Banyan tree that takes up the entire plaza. Here is a great place to people watch, and I did just that.
Walking along the touristy street I want to see art work created here. I didn’t want any souvenirs made overseas. I saw a turtule made locally, but I passed up the opportunity, and later could not find it. So tee shirts it would be.
Iao Valley is beautiful and peaceful now, but it is the scene of a violent past.
Luau entertainment provides a look into Hawaiian history and some good images as well.
Don’t know if you can call it street photography if the locale is the beach, but I do.
A sunset cruise complete with whale sighting ends our vacation.
Arrive home, and Sacramento happy with my dog Libby!