Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Life's a Beach, SuziQ's legal, Art Benches, Chiles & Silver
Stasea sent some photos of a Kona beach called Makalawena. She visited Chandra again on the Big Island over the Holiday. The two happy friends cast a long shadow on their sunrise beach walk this weekend. Thanks, Stasea!
Monday was a pretty laid back day. The highlight was getting the Zuki street legal. Title and registration was only $27.67! Insurance, however, is much higher in cost here than in Idaho--$300 a year for a Zuki vs. $180 up there. The difference is easily explainable--too many people here and too many bad drivers. We all pay a price for bad drivers.
Although Idaho insurance is cheaper, it would have cost $200 to register the Zuki there as opposed to about $28 here. So, it's a wash in overall cost.
Susun drove SuziQ for the first time yesterday and she was delighted. That's a good thing.
We did a few more minor things to the camper but overall, the day was nondescript. Perhaps the real highlight was our second campfire of the new year. It was much warmer last night and we were able to stay out well after total darkness. We love it when the campfire smoke rises straight up into the night sky. Hopefully, it will be even warmer today.
We rec'd a call from Brian R. yesterday. We haven't seen him since forever--can't even remember when--90's maybe? He's going to visit sometime today. That's definitely gonna be interesting. Meanwhile, Chip N. will be here at 1 pm to talk over details of the Verde River guide project. Sue K. is moving forward on the geo-caching project.
Forgot to mention: The Idaho Falls Post-Register featured the Greenbelt Art Bench project as one of the city's top highlights of Year 2010. Carrie sent the article and we talked on the phone about it. She is real jazzed and fully expects the remaining benches to be funded in time for a May installation.
Posted by John Parsons at 8:19 AM