Peter was back on the ship for a few weeks, and we had lots of catching up since he hasn't been out here for a year. We went and saw Pitch Perfect at the theatre. Living in a floating metal box will often leave you out of touch with the real world. I never know what movies are showing, or what the latest trends are, and I often find my sources of current events are facebook, twitter, and my ESPN zone app. I had no clue what I was getting myself into when going to see Pitch Perfect, but I left with a sore jaw and stomach from all the laughter! In the last few months I have had almost daily encounters with people who think I look just like Anna Kendrick. I don't see the resemblance, but if you do, I will take it as a compliment!
To make up for the lack of action at the falls, we wandered into this tangled jungle and did some exploring. All in all, it was a great day, and we got to see a lot of Hilo that we do not get to explore often.
Scott has become my regular Thursday lunch date, and he was up for substituting our lunch break for a helicopter ride! As a photographer, I discovered our best option was a no doors helicopter was our best option. I did not want to risk glare from the windows in my photos, and the no doors helicopter guaranteed us a window seat! Immediately after take off, we got a birds eye view of our house before heading to the north side of the island.
I am looking forward to my vacation in two weeks. Although I am dreading the cold of a Midwest winter, I am willing to trade 80 degrees and breezy to be with the people I love. I am so lucky to spend the most wonderful time of the year with the most wonderful people in the world!