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Rafting Trip

Rafting Trip

Ray was going over some old photos the other day and came across this photo. Awhile back I took my dad and little sister, Selena, on a camping/rafting trip with me and my friends. It was an all day rafting trip and at night we camped and partied. My dad doesn’t speak much English so I didn’t do much partying on that trip, but nonetheless it was still good times.

Now that 2009 is here I want to take some time to reflect on 2008. I always knew 2008 was going to be a good year. I remember looking forward to it because it was 08 and 8 is just a good fucking number. It was only a year ago Ray and I were living the good o life in the rainbow state, Honolulu Hawaii.

It was almost a year ago that I started my first post on this blog, January 9th 2008. Since then I’ve written 121 post. I don’t really know who’s all reading it, but it sure has made my hand written journaling take back seat.

I cut my hair super short for the first time ever. It was kinda cute wasn’t it?

Ray got a new iPhone.

Ray and I ran in The Annual Great Aloha Run, just a little over 8 miles, and we all know eight is a good number to start with.

We voted for our first time for the Democratic Party. But just for the record, once Hillary was out of the election Ray and I voted again for our first time for President for Obama of course.

Ray bought me my first brand new computer. Mac 4 life baby!

MyBabyOurBaby Launched.

We finally found the dock where Lost, our favorite television series, was filmed at. We searched the island for it forever.

We went camping at Melekahana, our first time camping in Hawaii and Ray’s first time ever. He’s not a fan.

Rocked out at the Kokua Festival, a festival Jack Johnson puts on every year in Hawaii.

CheapPlacesToEatInOahuHawaii.com, my blog had become a major hit and one of Hawaii’s most popular food blog websites.

I called some lady a cunt on my last day of work, because she was.

We got to swim with dolphins.

We moved back to the main land, California first.

Ray got to meet some of my extended family.

Tried wake boarding for the first time.

Got to ride dirk bikes again.

Moved to Austin

Where we met the Semmlers, Shane’s older brother and his family and now mine.

Kidnapped Kuya Ben’s dogs.

Found the Agave Homes and fell in love.

Ray introduced me to Marcos. He works for NASA.

Went to our first roller derby.

Spent Bachelorette week in Florida with my best bud Jack Mother Fucking Dogg with a double G.

Got married, 080808.

Got my first tattoo with my old crew from V-Town.

Traveled to New York, but just for a couple of months.

I stopped eating meat.

Met Guav Mom and the Roses and I have to tell you I’m a fan. Hope we get to see them again soon.

I got to freelanced at Jimmy Z’s, thanks to Bea.

We got to be extras in Friday Night Lights.

I almost died from pneumonia.

I met the Semmler’s, the rest of Shane’s family, and now mine as well and went to my first professional basketball game. Go Mavericks!

As you can see I love recording my life and 2008 was a year worth recording. There was a lot of cherry popping going on and I got to meet a lot of people that will be in my life for the long haul. We also moved around a lot, Hawaii, California, Austin, New York, Dallas. Things are just never boring with us. I’m looking forward to a healthy, happy and prosperous year for 2009. I know great things are to come.

So we’re back from our camping trip and it was awesome.   For spending only one night there I took a ton of photos.  Ray and I got there super early and ended up exploring the area and killing time at the beach.

Ray was thrilled to find a clean toilet.  I, on the other hand was a bit disappointed.   What ever happen to roughing it?

Ona and Jen came mid day and brought the tent with them.  I don’t think any of us are experinced at the art of tent making so when it was finally up we were super stoked and oh so proud.

Yah bitches!

Soon Holly and Mark made it out so we got the fire started and grill going.

But before that I took a killer photo of Ona and Jen making sexy time.

Of course no camping trip would be complete without smores.  I love me some smores.

My baby is so gosh darn sexy.

Check out everyone’s stick compared to mine.  You know I don’t fuck around.

Anyhow, this was an alcohol free camp grounds.  I know pretty lame, but as long as we were discrete about it, like no open bottles or cans, they didn’t bother us.  By the end of the night I was pretty sloshed.  Mark and Holly brought our good friend Mary along and we all had a splendid time together.

The next morning we woke up early enough to catch sunrise.   You know you want to throw up we’re so cute.

What about now?  Are we still cute now?

Ray got over camping quick, like the next morning considering he didn’t get any sleep.  I guess the ground was too hard and there was too much creepy noise going on all night.  My baby is such a light sleeper.  I, on the other hand, sleep great.

I made some beans cowboy style, right over the fire for breakfast.

Ona and Jen slept some more.

Mark and Holly took a romantic stroll down the beach.

I swang on a rope.  If you look close enough you can see me wearing a set of two glasses, my seeing glasses and my sunglasses.

Mark and Holly kissing in a tree, K-I- S- S- I- N- G. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage.

Holly and I pretend to direct a movie. I was balancing myself on one foot, my chair had no seat.

Mark found a pussy and Ray found a dick. What a pair.

Ray went on strike.  NO MORE WORK.

We had to be outta there by noon so we packed up our shit and headed to the beach next door.

Oh, I forgot to mention, the campsite is loaded with cocks.  I know the owners do this on purpose to get everyone up and ready to check out by noon.  It was the most annoying thing in the world.  I almost got to see a cock fight.  Unfortunately, it ended shortly after it started.  I wouldn’t mind seeing one die after what they put me through.

We were planning on taking Marks surf boards out and paddling them out to the near by island.  During low tide you could actually walk out to it, but it was high tide and a bit too rough to attempt.

Instead, we relaxed, drank, sunbathe, Ray practice his golf swing, we played horse shoe and then ended the day with couple bocci.

What you see here is professional bocci form.  You guys should be taking notes.

A lot of fondling going on.

Ona’s got it down.

During our game Holly impulsively runs out to the ocean. I’m like,  awe, she’s being totally spontaneous.  Nope, I was wrong, she had to take a piss.

And the winner is . . . green team, Mark and Holly!!!

That’s about it folks.  I had a phenomenal time. We definitely need to do it again.

Today Ray and I are going camping at Melekahana. I’m super excited because it’s been awhile since I’ve been camping. We’re going for one night with a few of our friends, Ona, Jen, Holly and Mark. Shane didn’t want to go for some reason. And we’re actually camping, with tents n shit, not cabins. I love it. Ray’s never been big on camping so I think camping for one night with a few close friends is a nice way to ease him into it. He likes being clean and civilized and I don’t. I love everything about camping, hiking, sleeping outside, camp food, being super drunk with a bunch of friends and having no worries, smores, camp fire, roasted marshmellows, pissing and shitting outside, no showers, being super dirty, having my dog with me, getting wasted, it’s all good. If I had my way, I would love to spend a good five days out there in the wild, just as long as I have a full bottle of bug spray. After day 5 I start to smell believe it or not. Anyhow all this talk about camping made me think about my last real camping trip.

Becky, Mike, Me and Kola

Sammy, Christina, Me, Becky

Me and my son

Me, Kola, Heather, and Christina

So after the first night we got kicked out of the camp grounds. I don’t remember exactly why, but it sounds about right. We packed up our shit and moved the party to the next camp ground. It ended up being an even better location. Score.

What a view.

Christina getting the party started.  She was always very good at that.

I miss Heather

Kola and I took off and had some mother and son quality time.

Heather and Becky.

Kola, Heather, Becky, and Me.

Snow angels.

The thing I loved most about this camping trip was that we got to see the snow, the hot sun and cool nights. Crazy is a serious  understatement if I had to describe this trip to anyone.  At the time, I thought I would of stayed close to most of these guys till I grew old but the Universe has a different plan.  Currently, Becky and I are still super close and I still talk to Heather every now and then.  If we had a bottle of wine and all night Becky and I could go on and on laughing all night about this trip.