How it Started
When I was 12, I found a blank ledger book. It was a treasure beyond treasure to me. I debated and debated about what to do with it - it had to be something special. Finally I decided to make a list of things I wanted to do and places I wanted to see in my life and then cross them off when I had accomplished them. At first they were simple things, but soon I was adding dramatic things, impossible things, but things still worth dreaming about. Oddly enough, putting them on the list somehow made them attainable. I have kept the book and updated the list my entire life. Here is the story behind some of the entries - successes and failures, embarrassing and proud moments, laughter and tears - the ridiculous to the sublime!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Drive the Road to Hana - DID IT
The Road to Hana is the steepest, twistiest, scariest, narrowest, vertigo-inducing road I've ever been on. Blind hairpin turns, and places where the road hugs the cliffside dropping hundreds of feet to rocks and surf below. I want to know who it was that said, "Hey, I have an idea. Let's build a road here!" Or maybe they really said, let's build a donkey path, not guessing that 100 years later some nut would drive a Town Car on it.
Tarzan vines hung from the trees, waterfalls spilled from hundreds of feet above, lush jungle surrounded you the entire way. It really is a lovely place, and I would have enjoyed it so much more if there hadn't been a religious memorial marker at just about every turn. That's a little unnerving.
Although I did come to understand the need for praying on that road.