In July, Merry and I decided to give ourselves a change of venue. We rented our Carlsbad, CA, home for a year and are now happily residing in Kauai to be followed by a venture to the Big Island of Hawaii for the remainder of our year. There’re aren’t enough superlatives to describe marvelous Kauai. We’ve discovered that many folks who come here for a visit choose to stay. Eighty degree daily air and water temps plus gentle refreshing trade winds keep us in good spirits. The islanders are friendly, too, reflecting nature’s generous benevolence on the Garden Island. ’55ers John Moran, Peter Clapp, and Tom Crawford currently live in Hawaii and enjoy the unhurried lifestyle.
We empty nesters can travel and still keep in touch via the Internet for our Class Notes. I don’t have to call everyone repeatedly for news nowadays since obituaries are sadly filling up our column. Do keep your notes coming, though. We can have a mini-reunion three times a year via our Class Notes. They’re a pleasant respite from mortuary announcements and we all assuredly have vivid memories along the way that we would like to share with each other since our Deerfield Days 62 years ago!
Captions for the photos:
1. Hanauma Bay on the island of Oahu
2. The scenic Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail near Shipwreck Beach, Koloa, Kauai
3. The giant fig tree featured in the movie, Jurassic Park, located at Allerton Garden of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Kauai
4. Waimea Canyon, commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of Kauai, located in the Koke’e State Park
5. Tom and Merry L’Esperance on our lanai (porch) in Kalaheo, HI