In the immortal words of General Douglas MacArthur, "I have returned".
Three weeks in Maui has left me tan, rested and ready to be SNARKY!
The merchant where Obama goes to get his shave ice, or Hawaiian snow cone, wants to name the President's favorite flavors after him.
The problem is after you get it, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth and the scientific community is united in that fact.
I actually have to thank the Mrs. for coming up with that little gem.
Our time in Maui mostly consists of reading books, watching humpback whale action while we read (as well as dolphins and honu's).
Occasionally, we take the opportunity to fall asleep in our beach chairs.
Nappin' in the USA
Nappin' in Hawaii
(Apologies to John Cougar Mellencamp)
Three weeks goes way too fast, especially when you have to return to still more snow.
In the condo complex, where we stay, are other smart Iowans who are able to escape for longer periods (five, six weeks and longer).
I had a brief brush with fame on the return trip, on our Los Angeles to Dallas leg, I passed by and nodded to former Cleveland Brown running back Jim Brown (sitting in first class and on his way to Super Bowl VLIV).
I will say he looked in good shape for someone nearing 74.