Trip to California, Chaptah One

Warning, graphics intensive. K’den. I know I like to take ukubillion photos. Everytime we go holoholo ka‘a I take plenny. I know when I go odda peeps blogs I love seeing plenny photos. Adunno how many chapters dis journey going take… but going be plenny! So hang on! Enjoy da ride.

K’den. Dis is da journey Nolemana and I wen take back down to Los Gatos, California, foa clear out my maddah’s hale, her memorial service, moa packing, and saying aloha to da town wea my maddah wen live foa many years. Was one emotional journey as well as one physical journey, difficult in many, many ways. Now we stay back home again, and oh, so glad to be hea.

Da journey begins.

Meet Musubi. Musubi is one adorable elepani made foa me by my friend Clare from Alohaworld to bring me comfort during dis journey.

Musubi waves to da Aloha flag outside our entryway.

Den he wen check out da new Garmin GPS dat we wen buy foa da trip. My friend Lurkah wen win da “Name Da GPS” contest at Alohaworld. Da inoa? “TryLook”. As in, “Eh, try look wea u going!” Oa “Eh, try look wea u stay taking us!” Oa, “Eh, try look, u lolo, u stay going da wrong way! Recalculating. Recalculating. Recalculating!!!”

Whoo hoo! Try look da first stop Mokihana wen program in befoa we left!

Da first stop stay Hawaiian Beanz, of course. I wen get one Moki Moka, and Nolemana wen get one blended iced mocha.

Eh! Musubi like try da blended mocha! It was now 1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11th.

On da road foa realz. Dis is just aftah we wen get on I-5 from I-205.

Further along I-5, heading South. Take note of alla green. Cuz in California, get nomo!

Now we stay almost to Albany.

Check out alla sawdust at da Albany paper mill. Always get dis hauna kine “aroma” hea. Is now 2:35 p.m. and 87 degrees.

Further along I-5, we see one foa realz hippie bus!

About dis time we wen stop at one rest stop; stay plenny hot, and I like holoholo litto bit. Dis car wen pull in next to us, and as Nolemana stay getting out, da kane in da car wen ask him, “Eh, who’s da tita?” Cuz get all kine decals on my car and one of dem says, “100% Tita”, which foa u non-locals, I define as a local girl with an attitude. Heh heh. Nolemana wen tell him, “Oh, that’s my wife… I’m just a haole boy.” LOL.

We all wen talk stories for awhile; dey had two of da kewtest keiki I evah wen see. I wen geev um one Alohaworld card so dey could check um out when dey get back home to California. I wen encourage dem to join da Lanai, too. She stay from Hilo, him from O‘ahu like me. Talking stories wit dem was da huge bright spot in my day.

Back on da road again. Open fields along I-5, just North of Oak Creek.

Right near da Corvallis exit, we see fields getting disked. Ho da dust!

2:50 p.m. Moa field work.

Dis is just South of Corvallis.

Is now 2:58 p.m., and we stay just South of Brownsville. Check out da mega bales of hay! Da Coast Range stay in da distance.

3:55 p.m. Still in nani green Oregon, just North of Comstock and almost to Curtin.

5:20 p.m. Milepost 74 near Sunny Valley in Southern Oregon. 90 degrees.

Sexton Mountain Pass.

Sexton Mountain Pass. Southern Oregon.

Still yet, Sexton Mountain Pass.

K’den. Pau Chaptah One. Stay tuned foa Chaptah Two. Wea we leave Oregon, not coming back foa 10 moa days.

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6 Responses to Trip to California, Chaptah One

  1. Kikue Mugen says:

    WOW! This is going to be some trip! I love, love, LOVE Musubi too! LOL, how wonderful. Hey, thanks so much for taking and posting the pictures. I’m sure that kept you occupied as well as everything else that was going on during the trip.

    Okay, I got my seat belt on and I’m ready for the rest of the photos! Bring ‘um on!!!

  2. Jenny says:

    LOVE da photos, especially wit Musubi. (Who needs a gnome when you have Musubi, yeah?)

  3. Babooze says:

    Wot a view. Look like hea in Germany. Plenti green an trees an fields. I see dis alla time goin’ to an from work.

  4. KT in VA says:

    Oh, Moki,
    THanks for the photos. Have finally been out to visit my sisters in WA & your part of the country is so beautiful!
    too cute Musui – great friend.
    was fine read till i got to your ***copyright***message…Oh, Moki, you have such a way with words! – love it & it gave me such a laugh even though it’s serious subject.

  5. Oh my GOODNESS! This post cracked me up – especially the part about the AROMA near Albany. This is in my neighborhood! Actually, I spend a lot of time in Albany (church, work, etc…) but we live in Philomath, about a half hour west. You know – the people I know who work at the paper mill say that smell, that AROMA, is the “smell of money!” I am glad you stopped by my blog. Check back for the eternal photos of chickens! More tomorrow, I PROMISE (new babies!)

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