Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Camping on Oahu's North Shore

Virtual travel anyone? It's Travel Tip Thursday. I'm on my third day of October Intercession and just finished grading the students' final writing projects. It took me almost three days to grade everything and upload grades to our school's online site for grades.

It's humid, hot, and I hear the waves are up at the beaches. But I'm in my house sweating and haven't been to the beach so far this week. Not just the Unblogableness these days. Just regular grading hell.
Want to know where I took this photo of this incredible chunk of driftwood? And. By the way. What do you see? Curious if it is what I see. Saw. I have, like, a hundred pictures of this tree that is about to become driftwood.
Anywhos. I did a guest post at The Locals Love It blog on Tuesday about my favorite camping beach here on Oahu. Since I wish I was there right now, let's just head on over.
Hope to see a bunch of you in Mr. Linky. Because I was supposed to be in California this week and the Unblogable crapped all over that. So, take me/ us away....


30 comments:

Mango Girl said...

I want to play, but I have another blog obligation tonight...

I see a bird...a doo-doo type of bird.

Sorry about California.

xo, Mango

A Mom on Spin said...

Oh I wish I could keep Mr. Linky company tonight! Does having a virtual vacation via a daughter spending all your money in Scotland qualify???

Casey said...

Wouldn't it be cool to be a piece of driftwood? Just go where the waves take you and not worry about a thing.

Joanie M said...

I entered a blog post that I wrote in April about my favorite place to visit these days. I hope you enjoy it!

only a movie said...

I would like to become a piece of driftwood too. Where do I sign up?

I think I will be virtually traveling this afternoon if unbloggably distracting stuff doesn't happen. xxoo

Cairo Typ0 said...

I love cool photos of trees and driftwood and the like. Awesome pic!! :)

only a movie said...

OK, I'm in.

Beth said...

Sorry about all the unbloggableness. I've been thinking of you and Movie and praying that things work out just like they are supposed to work out.

As for the tree, I see a giant hand holding up something (one part looks kind of like a mushroom). Funky tree!

starrlife said...

Finally was able to keep track of the day of the week! Best to you and yours- I'm hoping for some end in sight for the unbloggable? Hugs.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Okay, I see a mermaid w/o a head with her arms flung back. But I'm funny that way...
I think you need to at least take a 5 min walk and see those waves. Me too. Today. Hearing them is definitely not always enough.
Sorry about CA.

Gaston Studio said...

I see a magnificent torso on the bow of an old barquentine! Fantastic abs too.

darsden said...

a driftwood tree and really cool..blown up looks like a torso arms up exteneding an offering up wards.

the mama bird diaries said...

That is a kick arse piece of driftwood.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I'm not quite sure what I see, firewood candidates?

Christy said...

I don't know what I'm supposed to see, but it sure is a pretty piece of drift wood! Sorry about the crap in your life right now - hope you have a great weekend!!

Hilary said...

That's a gorgeous hunk of wood. Over to the bottom left, I see a headless female torso.. being crucified. Ack! :)

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I see the headless female torso too. But her arms ars streched out like some kind of warrior...

The Blonde Duck said...

I see a beach fairy!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Ah, grading written essays/papers...one of the huge headaches of teaching!!!! Hope you get a break!!! Love the driftwood!!! Fabulous photo op. Can't blame you for taking more than one shot of that!!! Congrats on the guest posting. Will have to check it out! ~Janine XO

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

I too see a torso with arm extended behind. Looks to me like their holding their own heart.(a large heart, but a heart none the less)

Amy said...

Hope you are having a great week...

Ginger@When Ginger snaps... said...

I love the driftwood and I soooo wish I could visit Hawaii. heading over to check out your other post...

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I sure wish I could come visit Hawaii right now to take your mind off the unbloggable!

Love driftwood, and that one is really unique and cool! :)

blueviolet said...

I collected some interesting bits of driftwood when I was out east once and my mom threw it all away. What's up with that?

That's the biggest piece of driftwood I've seen, although it will all break apart, right?

Hit 40 said...

I plowed through a pile of papers last night!! Last year, I had student teachers all year....

this year!! I got screwed with none. The school district did not want me to have them two years in a row. JERKS!! I miss having someone to grade for me.

I wonder if we could send our papers to India to have graded cheaply??

Mrsbear said...

I read about the beach over at Locals Love It. Sounds fabulous. The driftwood kind of looks like a swan to me, it has a face. Very cool.

Bella said...

Still grading papers?!

Thanks for stopping over and I hope you enjoy the music blog site.

I'd love to drift off to Hawaii myself, or even Californie! and that driftwood, wow, what a find. There are many a great driftwood artist out there. Even in their natural from driftwood are watered sculptures.

Vodka Mom said...

Have a lovely weekend!!!

Jan said...

Oh, jeez, girl - I'm sorry you couldn't make it to California! I know you're suffering from "rock fever."

(((Pseudo)))

Raven said...

I see a female torso with her arm outstretched.

That is a very cool pic!