Not Lost, Simply Delayed

Watercolor of Kauai's Mount Waialeale by Jean Gregg (LEO Design)

Sadly, this year's travel plans have been supplanted with overdue home projects, including the hanging and cataloging of my personal collection of paintings and other artwork.  So this summer, in lieu of an overseas getaway, I could only gaze wistfully at framed pictures as I hung them—many of them reminding me of my favorite travel destinations (and vacations gone by).  Let me share a few of them with you.  Alas, this shall be the extent of my romantic journeys for Summer 2020.  On the whole, I have little to complain of.  In the meantime, I'll enjoy a few more "little journeys,' gazing at my pictures of my favorite places.

My father will be 85 this year—which gives me more reason than ever to want to visit him frequently.  He lives in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, where in-bound travelers now are required to observe a 14 day quarantine upon arrival.  This makes a Hawaii vacation quite complicated, indeed.  Being denied a holiday in paradise is far less costly than the price some have paid due to the virus.  But I'd like to see my family, just the same.

This watercolor, painted in the 1970's or 1980's, was created by my former 4H leader, Mrs. Jean Gregg.  She supervised our horsemanship program and I bought the picture from her once I had graduated from college and had begun to work.  It shows the view from my father's front deck: Mount Waialeale, called The Wettest Place on Earth.


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