This is what this Saturday morning looked like. Same time one week before - was a bit chaotic. Mom grabbed me and the gang and had ten minutes to shelter in place because we had in “incoming ballistic missile warning” heading for Hawaii. “Oh shit” doesn’t even begin to cover it...
Yesterday, thousands of Hawaiians gathered at the state capitol to remind legislatures who it is they are making laws for. 125 years after the overthrow, Hawaiian culture is still very much alive. However, things have changed a lot. For instance, it has the highest homelessness rate in the country. The cost of living is only rising as wealthy people continue to move here and buy up the land that natives once shared amongst each other. 52% of public school students are “economically disadvantaged.” 1 in 6 adults is functionally illiterate. These are the results of a government “given” to the people, rather than created by the people. Only when politicians are more concerned about the people they represent than lining their pockets with corporate dollars will this place truly be paradise. Hawai’i is a beautiful, incredible, amazing place - but it is not Vacation Land. #freehawaii
It’s almost the weekend!
Who else is excited!! 🙌🏼
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We ✔️one off the #bucketlist with our camping trip in a #westfalia around #Maui. As with everything in life, there were amazing moments woven in between family personalities of whining and crying (& that was just me!). .
Highlights included a sunrise hike in Hana across a black sand beach & hillside, kayaking and snorkelling with turtles in #Olowalu, running my first 5km race in 11 years along the beach walk in #Lahaina, and relaxing in a beach cabana in #Kaanapali. .
Some of the simpler, but just as special moments, included nightly rounds of family Skipbo & Spot it, sunrise twirling on the beach, eating meals (& showering) outside, lots of talking and playing "would you rather...?" and stargazing without light pollution. .
We made a commitment to turn off our phones for the week and happened to be the only family in Maui not affected by the #ballisticmissile crisis. The picture of Mick and the kids with the mountains in the back was taken during the 38 mins that the rest of the island thought they were going to die. Since our phones were off, we had no idea until afterwards. A little #gratitude for that as we have since heard stories of panic, fear and racing to bomb shelters, covering kids with blankets in showers and hiding in basements of hotels. Meantime the Harpers were taking photos of their breakfast and wondering why the beach was so empty - bahaha!
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A lot of people DM’d me today about this strange freakiness that went down in #hawaii this morning w the #ballisticmissile#emergencyalert — Evidently I wasn’t the only one feeling something off in the world of weapons and warcraft... Lord only knows what the official story is going to turn out to be on this potential #falseflag or hoax