I am still very much involved in genealogy research. I thought I would be much further along, but it has proved more fascinating for me than I thought that it would. I feel that my mind is sharper than it has been in a long time.
I’ve learned much about history while discovering Huguenots, reasons for immigration, reverends, doctors, farmers, loggers, plantation owners (some with slaves), patriots, deserters, murderers (one over property, two from family disputes, and one racist), bootleggers, and more. It is hard to tear myself away.
Which brings me to my original non sewing goal. Editing and creating a photo memory book from our family trip to Hawaii in 2016. I haven’t put much effort into it.
These photos are from the day that the family visited the very beautiful Diamond Head State Park.
“The Diamond Head Trail …, which culminates in panoramic views of Oahu, the famous Diamond Head Lighthouse, a United States Coast Guard facility that has been featured on a U.S. postage stamp, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. On a clear day, you can also the nearby island of Molokai.”
Our son, daughter-in-law, and their 2 children, our daughter, son-in-law, and their 3 children hiked this very steep mule trail up to the crater and back with Hubby and myself. It was arduous and I was overcome with the heat (bring a lot of water!). But it sure was worth it!
See that big smile on Hubby’s face? He was so happy to be with family! This amazing man hiked the entire trail with a shattered knee! Yup…he was in pain, but none of us knew that he had broken his knee before coming on this vacation.
He wasn’t going to let a little mishap ruin this vacation!
How about you? How are the non sewing goals coming along? What new thing do you want to learn and experience this year?
See the world around you!