Hope Beyond Hope

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I am always hopeful that there will be something there.


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Some people call this being optomistic.

I hope for an unexpected package on the front door step.

For a surprise letter in the mail.

For a little bit of water left in my drinking cup.

Nope… drank it all already.

But why am I so hopeful?

Ten times out of ten there is nothing ever there.

Eventually, it would be reasonable to assume that there is nothing there and to not get my hopes up.


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And don’t get me wrong. I’m not disappointed when there isn’t anything. Instead, it is the reverse. I hope well… maybe next time…

Why? Why! Why?!

I’m not entirely sure myself.

I like to view my life as an adventure. And as part of that adventure, I am imagining all the possibilities for good things to happen. I expect good things to happen.

Even when there are bad things.

But I hope against hope.

I have a fearless desire for something unexpected to happen.

Through all the ordinary and routine things in life, I am looking out for novelty.

Perhaps it’s that desire for the new that excites me.

Or maybe it is just that I want something worth writing about…

I don’t know.

The ordinary is everywhere. The extra ordinary, now that you have to search for!

You have to have eyes that see it. Ears that hear it. A mind that accepts that it could exist. A heart to long for it. In a world full of bad news and negative reviews, there must be something more…

We see the images.

We have the dreams.

We make the memories.

We hope for more.


Stay tuned.
Stay interesting.
Stay Strange.


Michael


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Welcome to Hawaii – A Look Back

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Aloha!


The following contains photos and information from my recent trip to Maui the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. For safety and security reasons, I have waited until I returned and so now I will post my story and pictures over the coming days and weeks. Mahalo.


Let’s jump right in!


My Wife and I arrive in Hawaii!
Michael and Sarah Arrive!
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We bought some vacation hats to make it fun and cover us from the sun!

We stayed on the West Coast in Kapalua where there are great beaches and bays for swimming and snorkeling!


Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands! 

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One day of our trip we spent going to Hana and beyond on the East Coast!

For now we are going to save Hana and beyond a different day.

Below is one picture for a taste of what’s to come!


A Sneak Peak On the Road to Hana
On the Road to Hana
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Being on an island, we spent a ton of time on the beach!


Beach Fun
Beach Fun
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Beach Fun 2
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We spent time visiting local hangouts and seeing the city life!

I took a ton of pictures of our time in Lahaina and will share more of them later, but enjoy these epic shots for now!


Lahaina City
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Old Lahaina Fort Walls made of Coral
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What is a vacation without taking in a sunset (or two…)?

Here are a few night shots to cap us off for today!


Sunset in Lahaina
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Palm Tree at Night
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That’s all for now! Mahalo!


Stay tuned. Stay interesting. Stay Strange.


Michael


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