A more recent event for this week’s throwback: three years ago we bought our truck, a “2016 Chevy Colorado 4WD Z71 Crew Long Box, V6 Automatic in Laser Blue”. It’s been very handy for hauling lumber, feed supplies, furniture, and more. #ThrowbackThursday

Jenn with our new truck as of 2016

Truck back

We’re on vacation in Ashland. Last night, we went to one of our favorite restaurants here, Plancha, which features tasty Mexican food and beverages.

Then a quick stroll around downtown, including a pause at the duck pond.

And a glass of wine at the OSF member lounge, before the evening’s play, All’s Well That Ends Well.

Hawaii day 5

We spent our last full day in paradise relaxing in a “cabana” in the “coconut grove”, a somewhat secluded area past the swimming lagoon:

View of the lagoon from behind the cabana:

View from the cabana:

A piña colada, for a change from the mai tais:

We also had a couple of swims in the lagoon; the second of which was snorkeling. This was only my second time with that, so I wasn’t very good at it, but it was more fun and successful than my previous attempt, on our previous visit to Hawaii years ago.

We saw lots of colorful tropical fish, and Jenn saw a shy octopus, moray eel, humuhumunukunukuapua’a, several kinds of urchins, parrotfish, tangs, moorish idols, black triggerfish, etc. No pictures of those, unfortunately!

In the evening, we went to a lū’au. Here’s a selfie:

Some of the audience:

Jenn got a temporary tattoo:

After feasting, we had a performance of Polynesian dancing:

Sadly our time in Hawaii is coming to a close; next up, heading home.