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Back in town

2009-06-08 1 min read Newsflash marco
We made it! After a solid week of riding, 2000+ cyclists from all walks of life reached Los Angeles, yours truly one of many amongst them. It was amazing, an experience quite impossible to forget, almost a little life of its own. Funny thing is, I still can’t stop talking about it. Everyone I see gets treated to a first hand account of the ride, because so much of what I am thinking about right now is just the last week and all the things that happened. Continue reading

Whistler vs. Northstar

2007-01-09 1 min read Newsflash marco
{moszoomimglink:Whistler mountain from Glacier hut}Amazing how much difference there is this year! British Columbia has seen record snowfall this season (almost 30 feet), while Tahoe is stuck in a pattern of rain and warming. Too bad for those that have to stay here! I will be in Whister again in February, and can’t wait!

Fun In Whistler

2006-12-05 1 min read Newsflash marco
Christmas will see me invited to a friend’s place in Whistler – for the first time! I’ll pack passport, green card, snowboard and gear, and we’ll get to check out the Canadian Rockies!

Snow, snow, snow

2006-11-27 1 min read Newsflash marco
Well, it’s been a long wait, but at last a few of the Tahoe resorts opened. The most boastful, of course, is Heavenly, which managed to open a few artificial runs on the Nevada side. The claim is that the coverage is top to bottom, and that seven runs/lifts are available. Should we check it out?


2006-11-21 1 min read Newsflash marco
{moszoomimglink:Model of Hawai}So what? Turkey dinner is passe! I had several invitations for Thanksgiving (mostly a mix of pity and desire), but shunned them all in favor of the nuclear option: turkey sandwich with brie on croissant. YUM! If the weather is fine, I’m going to haunt (possibly alone) Kehena. Otherwise, I’ll drive to my favorite place on Earth: Honaunau.

Ready for birthday

2006-09-21 1 min read Newsflash marco
{moszoomimglink:Sparkling sunrise}Incredible morning sunrises have become the norm, while I am getting to complete yet another year of life. Somehow, I think I chose to be here on that special day, but I quite regret it now. For the first time ever, I’d rather be in San Francisco. Let the flight back be my best birthday present!

Back on the islands

2006-09-10 2 min read Newsflash marco
{moszoomimglink:View from the hotel towards Mauna Kea}It’s been a while now: I had to refinance the loan and get my act together at work, but I am finally back at the house. I am writing this from the living room, a trusted Kona Koffee Kan next to me, and my computer running on batteries because I am too lazy to get the generator going. I did something new: I realized how much it annoyed me to come out to Ninole after landing late at night in Hilo. Continue reading

Back to the Mainland

2006-06-21 1 min read Newsflash marco
The dice are cast, and the house is clean. From a process perspective, Wells Fargo says they just need the appraisal and the insurance policy, and then they can convert the loan. The appraiser is going to show on Saturday, while I am still waiting on Brad to come through with the final inspection (which was due out two months ago) to be able to get an insurance policy. Sigh. Still a dependency on Brad. Continue reading


2006-06-17 2 min read Newsflash marco
Sitting here in front of the computer, with sweaty eyebrows and wet clothes on a rainy Saturday morning. It’s done. I have still some cleanup to do, but most of the work is completed. The bathrooms are tiled, grouted, caulked, and sealed and look positively gorgeous (waiting for the sun to take pics). The house is cleaned up, and I even found the time to wash some of the windows (i. Continue reading


2006-05-27 1 min read Newsflash marco
See, it wasn’t too bad that I didn’t get to take a lot of pictures last time: nothing happened at Hau`Oli in the past two weeks. Brad must have forgotten to show up, must have given up on the house, and now I have to figure out who is going to do the remaining little pieces. There is a bunch to do. To get through final, I suppose: One or all of the bathrooms have to be tiled The door handles have to be put on The doors to the lanai have to be lockable To get the house through a clean appraisal: Continue reading
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