We took a family vacation to the main island of Hawaii. One of the highlights was taking a helicopter ride Which gives you a different perspective of seeing the island. Hawaii also has a cloud forest with an unusual tree whose trunk was cold to the touch.
Today was my last day at Cox Automotive after seven years. Cox gave me the opportunity to grow, build a diverse team and work on some interesting projects.
When I was a child and lived in Kenya, my father took us to stay at the Treetops Hotel. The hotel at the time was built into a large tree overlooking a water hole animals would come and drink. It was one of the experiences that stayed with me all these years. I recently learned that the Treetops hotel was where Queen Elizabeth II was staying when she found out her father had passed and she would become queen of England. Unfortunately, the TreeTops Hotel recently closed because of a lack of business due to COVID. The images below are what I could find of what the hotel looked like when I visited.
The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg exhibit by Takashi Murakami At the Vancouver Art Gallery.
We visited Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as Victoria Island. The people of Canada are kind, and the government is very progressive compared to others.
We had a wildfire close to our home and I had to get our rabbits and essentials out of the home. By the way, we have been seeing more frequent fires near our home.
What started out as a bedroom and master bathroom renovation turned into a whole-house renovation that took a year to complete. Our home was stripped down to the studs and structurally rebuilt to turn a compartmentalized home built in the seventies into an open concept contemporary home.
We took a short trip to Tulum, Mexico, to see the ruins. Tulum was one of the last cities of the Mayan people.
We took an extended family trip to Lake Tahoe to allow the kids to play in the snow.
Due to unforeseen events, we were forced to rebuild the first floor of our home from the ground up. The rebuild took about a year to complete. However, we had an excellent architect who helped us through the entire process and realized our vision for our new home.