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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What a difference 110 degrees makes...


When we left Alaska it was -30 F and today it was 80 F in Kauai. Those of you who don't live in the arctic may not have experienced the depression that comes from the long, cold, dark winters. Some turn to pharmaceuticals, we take the more expensive route and go to Hawaii. We arrived yesterday at 9 pm and within 12 hours, any signs of depression are gone. In fact, as seen in the picture below, Angela is in a euphoric state. She is talking to her mom saying something to the effect of, "Dude mom, it is so hot here, I love it. Don't know if I have told you this, but I love Hawaii. Have I told you that lately that I love Hawaii?" Yeah it gets a bit old after the 23rd time but Angela's mom is patient. I will narrate through the next few pictures.

Kaitlyn couldn't believe that the sand wasn't frozen on the beach. She is holding up her prized possession of sand that isn't frozen, saying something like, "Dad, this sand is so warm. The beach is so much more fun when you don't have to wear a parka!"

I asked Kali what she was thinking when she was swinging. She said very matter of factually, "I wonder if I am going to get some ice cream." Apparently she was a bit hot too.

Owen, my poor albino child born in the arctic. His pasty white skin has hardly seen the sun. Do they make SPF 200, I think that is the only thing that could protect his white, white skin. He does love it though, look at the expression on his face. Here are a few more pictures. I will be posting the next few weeks, sorry in advance for all the Hawaii posts.

6 comments:

Jamma said...

So glad that you are all happy and warm!! Looks like you are all going to have a fun time. What a way to start off the new year...Have a happy one. Love to you all.

Dave M. Davis said...

I wish I were there.

Dana said...

WHat a nice time for your whole family. I am glad you guys are getting to get thawed out. That is the better way to get rid of depression. They do make really strong sun screen though but it looks like all the kids need it. Poor arctic tundra children. Will you ever move from AK?

Alaska Law said...

We are still jealous!

Smedley Family said...

Nice!! I was actually going to tell you perfect timing on leaving cause it's -20F, sounds like it's colder in your neck of the woods.

Yeah, pretty much . . . we are ALL jealous.

Coburn Kids said...

May Pele burn you in her fiery magma rage. That is all.