01 October, 2010

Jasper's Day at the Beach

Today, I met up with Chantal to do some shopping at Macy's. I was hoping that they had my dishes there... I'm looking to get another place setting or two, but it was to no avail. Not only do they not sell my dishes separately, they're not even in the store anymore. I'm now assuming that my dishes are going to be discontinued soon, so I'm ordering the set from the online store. I really wish now that we'd gotten the chocolate set to match this merlot set.

We got the first set from Linens N Things which went out of business about 2 months after we got married. *sigh* Bed Bath & Beyond sells the same brand of dishes, but not in the color(s) we want. So, set #2 of the merlot dishes it is. What I'm going to do with 8 mugs, I have no idea...

After Macy's, we stopped for lunch and headed back home. We grabbed Chantal's car [and dog], headed to my house to get Jasper and we were off to the beach! I was so hoping that Jasper would love the beach. Apparently I forgot what he did when we attempted to put him in a pool with us last summer... It was similar to this, minus the sand.

Yes, that is Jasper trying not to get wet. What a prissy dog! =P

Dexter (Chantal's dog), on the other hand, loves the water. Well, the waves. He attacks them.

This is what Jasper did love: running free. We have a small backyard and he's always on a leash in the neighborhood. I could almost hear him yelling "Freeeeeedooooom!!" as he ran across the beach. 

Of course, he didn't go too far from me. He's a good boy. =)

He also got playful with Dexter. I think he misses his cousins in NC (my SIL's dogs, of course).

He finally got close to the water! You should have seen what he did when a tiny wave broke right next to him. Haha! Poor thing acted like he was going to drown!

This is after I caught him about to roll around in the sand. *sigh*

LOST fans: does this look familiar?! Not yet?

How about now? 
Can't you just see Jack, Kate, Hurley, Jin, Sun and the rest of the crew walking on this beach?!

How about "The Others'" camp?

Ooooh yes! I only wish I'd been here when they were actually filming!
I do have the filming of Hawaii Five-O to look forward to though. =)

I also got to see some pretty decent waves at North Shore today. Not quite as big as last weekend or even earlier in the week, but still pretty big. The forecast was for waves 6-10 feet. I'd say they were about right. No way you'd catch me out in waves that big, but it's pretty cool to see! I'd really like to see a surfing competition too. =) 

Yeah, they don't quite look as good in photos. I left my camera at home, or I would have taken some video. (I borrowed Chantal's camera for the photos. =)) The waves were also kinda loud!! Now I know why I always thought they were loud on LOST. =P They really are that loud! Especially where we were at today. 

After the dogs were sufficiently worn out, we took a look at "the others'" cabins (photos above) and headed back to get some shaved ice. There's this amazing place in Hale'iwa called Matsumoto's that always has a forever-long line. I've wanted to try it, but every time I go by the place is packed! Not today, though. Chantal was nice enough to buy my first one, and oh. my. word. It was delicious!! They put ice cream (or beans...I'm guessing coffee-like beans) in the bottom and then fill the rest with shaved ice, flavored to your liking. This is what I got:

It was a.maz.ing! Seriously! Even if there had been a long line, it would have been worth it! Plus, this is a small. I can't imagine getting a large. Yikes!

When I got home, I basically died vegged on the couch. The sun still wears me out! I think I got a bit of a sunburn too. Only in Hawaii. *sigh* While I was dying vegging on the couch, Chantal (and an email from Blue Star Card) informed me that FREE tickets to Daughtry's concert on the island tomorrow are being given out to the first 24 people in line at 0800!! Since each person is supposed to get two, Chantal is going to go wait in line to get tickets for us! I really, really, really hope she gets them! I'd looooove to go to a Daughtry concert. This is one of those times that it pays to be a Blue Star wife. =)

Add an extremely delayed Skype chat with my husband to this day and I'm a pretty happy girl! 

I hope everyone's Thursday was just as awesome!!!


Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

It sounds like a seriously fantastic day!

Canadianbloggergirl said...

So the extra mugs, you can do a couple things. One is to keep them, cause eventually mugs crack, fall and shatter and chip. Or you could be your creative self, and use them as xmas gifts. You know add a gift tag, some candy canes, dry incredients for your favorite cookies and add the recipe, and wrap them in cellofane (i know its so spelt incredibly wrong). Just an idea!

ACUs and ABCs said...

ahhhh LOST! Those pics are so cool!!

Jen said...

Sounds like an amazing day!!! :)

JG said...

So fun! I'm jealous of your beach. And your pics. Thanks for those :)

I'm curious about the ice cream/bean things you are talking about. I know an Asian/Islander thing is to put tapioca balls at the bottom of drinks. My favorite coffee shop did that (I never cared for it).

We got 8 places settings of dishes. I lost one of the mugs. I've chipped several plates and bowls. Those extra sets will make themselves useful, I promise. Plus, then you get to use real dishes at parties, which I love.

Paul and Elizabeth said...

I LOVE reading about Military Spouses in Hawaii that actually enjoy it! I hear so many people whine about it, its a huge refresher! My hubby and I went to Oahu last November and we really hope we can request to get stationed there! Its so nice to see you enjoying your time out there! I love the dinning set too, I want a new one because I hate my turquoise plates, they seem so..plain?

Anonymous said...

They're called azuki beans and are used to make that sweet red bean paste in lots of Japanese and Chinese treats. Try it in your shave ice next time, it's sweet and tasty and you just might like it!

Erin said...

I am so jealous of those pictures!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

It looks like Jasper had fun at the beach! I'm so jealous of seeing that Lost location!

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

I am soooo jealous! I am dying to go to the LOST beach :) Haha

It looks like Jasper is a lot of fun at the beach!

Thanks so much for joining in the MilSpouse Round-up this week! Hope you all had a lovely weekend :)