Craters at the top of Haleakala:

3 days in Seattle almost killed me.  I flew from New Zealand to Seattle last Friday on a relatively painless flight.  Sure was nice to cover in 14 hours what took me many months to cover on Bodhran.  My youngest brother, Trevor, put me up in a spare room in his house on Capitol Hill.  Nice to be back in the states and I watched 3 football games on Sunday, but the cold was killing me.  Fortunatley I only stuck around a couple of days before flying out with my parents, brothers, nephew and niece to Maui.

First Rose family dinner in a long time:

My pops rented us all a beautiful 3 bedroom condo in Kahana just off the beach, so for the last few days we’ve been driving around eploring the island, grilling on the BBQ and generally soaking up the nice weather.  Cold beer and running water that I don’t have to skiff back to the boat is a bit different from my normal tropical experience, but I could certainly get used to it.  I’m just very concerned about heading back to Washington for 3 more weeks.  Fortunately I’ve got some cold weather gear in storage up in Bellingham.  Here’s some pics from the last few days:

My brother Colin, sister-in-law Marilyn and their kids Katie and Tyler:
Colin, Marilyn, Katie and Tyler

Grilling brats at our condo:

My brothers, Marilyn, Tyler and Katie:
My brothers, Marilyn, Tyler and Katie

2 Responses

  1. WOW- The pictures are great and you all look so relaxed and happy !We are expecting a winter storm tomorrow…Our high on Sunday is suppose to be 29 degrees and snow ! Poor Jason is going to freeze when he returns. Have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute of that bright blue sky and warm sand
    Love Mom/ Diane

  2. Gary says:

    Hi Jason,
    I enjoy reading your blog and viewing the cool photos. Cant wait to see and read about your next adventure. I should have done what your doing 20 years ago. Happy holidays and smooth sailing.

    Gary in Texas

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