Wordless Wednesday


Diamond Head Lighthouse

“Hey I want to walk and see how close we can get to that lighthouse.”  Dad then points down to the lighthouse you can see from Diamond Head.

“Really dad, cause I am pretty sure we have walked enough…”   I say between breaths.

“I mean after we eat, we can drive, but I want to get up close to it.”  I shook my head relieved.  I was beat after tackling Diamond Head.

After we “hiked” back down from Diamond Head, we asked a few Diamond Head park employees about the lighthouse.

We were quickly told it belonged to the coast guard and it wasn’t easy to get close to, but we may be able to drive by it.

After we had a very yummy lunch in Waikiki, we decided it was time to try and find the lighthouse.  We drove in the general direction, not having a clue where the lighthouse is at… we are Brooks we don’t ask for directions… but luckily we didn’t get lost during this adventure.

Once we spotted the lighthouse, dad told me to pull over.  He wanted to try and hike over to it.

I am glad we pulled over  because not only did we find a great beach, we were able to get pretty close to the lighthouse.  It was a quick walk.  We might have been able to get closer, but we got close enough to really enjoy it.

Here are a few pictures.  I love when I come across photos that remind me to always try and get off the beaten path 🙂

Lighthouse 1

Lighthouse 2

Lighthouse 3

Lighthouse 4


Happy National Cupcake Day!


One thing you can count on when it comes to me traveling, is that I am going to have a cupcake pretty much ANY WHERE I go!

Enjoy! AND please let me know, how you will be celebrating National Cupcake Day!


Bucket List Accomplishment: Read 150 books in a year

Out of everything I set out to do this year,   I am surprised that I accomplished this.

Don’t get me wrong I read a lot, and often listen to audio books at work to help pass the day at my deadbeat job, but I am still surprised at the accomplishment.

Some of my favorite books from the year?

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles)

and many more…

Overall this was the year of romance for me, I read a lot more romance novels than normal.

Next year I am going to bump my goal up to 200, and put that on my bucket list, because honestly I am not too sure I will accomplish 200… I barely made it through 150.  So we will see.

What books should I read in 2015?

Avid reader? Please visit  Jen’s Goodreads Challenge and then add me as a friend.  I love reading, it is one of my favorite past times.


Just escape the cubicle already

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