2012 - May

Almost half-way through yet another year, and the Deans are crazy busy as usual.  This month Sinead and Sean both go on holiday to California (but at different times), while I go on business trips - not so unusual there you might think, except that one trip was for a few days in Hawaii!  So we decided that we would pay the extra for Elaine to come too, so she could get a break while I was working.  I won't pretend that it was a hardship, we were very lucky to have this opportunity and grabbed it with both hands.

No pictures!

No pictures!

Here we go! 

Here we go! 

45 mins later the end is in sight! 

45 mins later the end is in sight! 

Crossing the finish line!

Crossing the finish line!

High-fiving cheerleaders

High-fiving cheerleaders

Yay! We did it!

Yay! We did it!

Ernie and Mogwai - the cats from the vet clinic where E works - they come to stay from time to time (eg when the clinic closes for a long weekend like it did this month) 

Ernie and Mogwai - the cats from the vet clinic where E works - they come to stay from time to time (eg when the clinic closes for a long weekend like it did this month) 

Fascinating old tree

Fascinating old tree

Almost trod on this chap!

This place was impressive.  In 1959 that hill - Kilauea Iki - exploded and lava spewed forth, making a lava lake!