I spent 10 amazing days in Cordova, AK. Located in the Prince William Sound and you can only get there by plane or by Ferry.
The reason why I found myself in lovely Cordova was because I was hired to teach fiddle at a 4H Music Camp. My host Belle guided me through my whole camp experience as it was my first time there.
I met so many new friends, musician buddies and I loved teaching. I also got to play in the square dance band for all the dances. It was a hoot.
It was a bit cool and rainy a lot. I was totally in shock that the day consisted mostly in the light. It didn’t get dark til after midnight. Alaskans have so much energy during the summer. I would go to bed at midnight and it was still bright outside.
I was able to play a set with my buddy Jeb at Salmon Jam. That festival was really fun.
A town of only 2000, the people gain their abundance from the salmon fisheries.
I also discovered salmon berries, I got to play my fiddle in church for 2 Sunday’s, I got to go on hikes to see a Crater Lake and to see Sheridan Glacier.
Also loved hangin with my girlfriend Mari, who was the camp cook.
I had such a stellar time.
1. I am Grateful that I live and work in Paradise and get to fill my cup to the brim everyday with a full life.
2. I am Grateful that even though I’m 5000 miles away from my family I get to keep in touch on a daily basis, thanks to technology.
3. I am Grateful for the surprise gifts and sweetness from friends. Friends make your heart explode.
4. I am Grateful for my Health even though I’ve been dealing with ear issues and a bit of the crud, I’m gonna keep on moving on.
5. I’m Grateful that I have Drew in my life. Making me laugh everyday and supporting my dreams Big Time even if he thinks I’m a bit crazy. Lol
6. I’m grateful to have a Jungalow to call home with a roof over my head.
7. I’m grateful to all the music I get to play. Music takes me places and I’m soo grateful mom made me practice. She told me that I would thank her and I am totally happy I did.
8. I’m grateful to dabble Into painting and making stickers and spreading joy.
9. I’m grateful to have jobs and side hustles to keep the energy flowing to make dreams come true.
10. I’m Grateful to have a wanderlust heart and the desire to travel and see and experience the world.
Auckland thus far has been magical. A beautiful, modern, clean, green, eco-friendly city alongside a harbor with dreamy boats. The weather has been cool and crisp with sunny skies. This is my first time ever in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s so strange to be a day ahead from my loved ones back home. Lol
Delicious coffees, refreshing pilsners and tangy Sauvignon Blancs from the region.
Love how they take old shipping containers and repurpose them into modern structures.
We leave to go to Coromandel Peninsula tomorrow morning and driving on the left hand side of the road is a bit scary but we will get used to it.
I just put these cute magnets up on my Etsy store. 3 bux each. Great for Aloha gifts and sticking them on your refrigerator. Aloha Friday Y’all!!!
My Etsy Shop
Aloha y’all. Again, its been a dang long time since I visited on my own blog. Life is still wonderful here in Hawaii. I have been here for 5 years so far. And wow, time has flown by here in Paradise.
Currently, we are awaiting Hurricane Olivia to come on through. So there is just tons of rain right now here on Oahu. Drew and I moved to Manoa Valley in a cute little jungalow. I have a garden now. I am still painting and playing music. I do commissions still and sell stickers.
We are heading to New Zealand in November and we cannot wait.
Aloha Beautiful Friends,
I am just a painting fool these days. I even set up an ETSY account for anybody wants to check it out.
I do commissions too if anybody needs anything.
Happy Tuesday everyone..
Much Love and Aloha and Happy Memorial Day to you all.
Happy Monday. Not much to report except that I am so grateful to enjoy another Monday in my life.
- I am grateful for my cozy home where I can see the mountains and the sea from my windows. This has been a life long dream for me since I was a child.
- I am grateful that I have wonderful family and friends in my life.
- I am grateful that I get to paint and play music and have a couple of jobs that keep me afloat.
- I am grateful for the People that have served our country and help us live in the Land of the Free.
- I am grateful for my two legs that walk me all over Waikiki and beyond.
I enjoyed 2 luscious days off and I filled my time with Painting, Surfing, Running, Yoga and attending a clothing swap!!! Super fun times and I am soo grateful!!
Mermaid playing uke painting
I have not played music since my return from our East Coast Adventure and I gotta get cracking cuz’ I got a gig on Saturday at On Kings in downtown Honolulu!!!!
Working a double today and attempting a half-marathon tomorrow. I have sooooo much on my plate. But for now I will relax in the sunshine and count my blessings.
Sipping on some coffee at my desk in my 18th Floor Waikiki Condo and realizing that I have not looked at my Blog or thought about this outlet in a couple of years. Too much fun has been had here in paradise to write.
However, like a long lost friend who can pick up where we left off, I just wanted to say I’M BACK!!!!!! I love you!!!! Thanks for checking in.
Life really has been wonderful and I feel blessed every day that I get to wake up and have a new adventure. Drew and I just got back from a 3 week delicious tour on the East Coast. We got to see a lot of our friends and family. I played music with Sugar & Spice and Snake Oil Medicine Show in Asheville and Hot Springs, North Carolina. We braved the cold and the rain at the 20th Anniversary of French Broad River Festival. We saw Colonel Bruce Hampton’s last show on Earth at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Ohio, West Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia were all on our map of our vacation. We just had a wonderful time.
Now, I am back in beautiful Hawai’i ne getting my hustle on. Working as a server at PF Changs, playing music, learning how to surf, hiking, picnicking and painting.
Lots of love to you all.