Maui – day 1

The next week will be spent in Hawaii with cousins Phyllis and Carol.DSC00970
So exciting! Our first stop, just 1.3 miles from the Kahului Airport: Discount Fabric Warehouse. DSC00971
The best selection of Hawaiian prints in the Islands.DSC00972
Our condo is in Kaanapali. DSC00973DSC00975 (1)

Grandmothers looking at the refrigerator

Sound asleep, but when Carson is awake, he likes to be held and carried.DSC00965
This morning, after he woke up, Carson could not be soothed. I changed his diaper, I tried to give him a bottle – nothing seemed to work … until I discovered a special spot in the living room where Carson could watch TV. There I stood and gently bounced until Thais came home. Whew! Rita, Lenin’s mother, came in the afternoon and I told her about the magic spot. DSC00966
She said, “I know this spot. I always stand here looking at the refrigerator so Carson can watch TV.”

Rice farming

Field preparation began in March. The time of year to keep your windows closed and change your walking route.
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Now the fields are being flooded to a depth of 5″ prior to seeding.DSC00940
Water flowed from one field to the next.DSC00934
Farmers watch carefully to maintain the 5″ water depth for the next five months.DSC00927
There were two different crop dusters flying over Justin’s house today. This one flew directly over Justin’s house every 10-15 minutes. DSC00952DSC00953 (1)
There are short landing strips all over the place with a supply truck standing by for reloading.
This has nothing to do with rice, but it’s a pretty good picture of Justin’s walnut trees (on the right side of the driveway only). On April 1, only catkins were visible.DSC00924