We're well into our version of Fall in Honolulu. The leaves are turning, it's getting nippier, and the chimneys are starting to ... oh, who am I kidding. Climatologically speaking, nothing changes here in the tropics. But you no longer have as much free, purposeless time in the Fall. Your sense of adventure drops by a measure. The grim task of heading into the holidays seems to be thrust upon us earlier and is taken up with less gusto each year.
Sooner than one expects, one becomes nostalgic for the days of summer. Here are some of my favorite memories from 2011:
We spent a lot of time camping in tents.
Luckily, not all of them were too far into the wilderness.
Others I found parked:
I returned to a fantastic destination for new memories. I hope they last:
I finally got the Mid-Life Crisis safety checked and back on the road:
Saw some great scenes with my son:
In fact, I spent a lot of time watching him grow up, which, like autumn, is thrust upon me way too quickly.