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Sep 28

Game Day My Way

Aloha!!!! Long time no write, yeah?! The local lingo is starting to stick with me. Ending sentences with “yeah” is very common here. Reminds me of spending a week in Vancouver, Canada when I was 14. By the end of the week I was adding “aye” to the end of all my sentences. I’ve been a full time resident of Hawaii almost 6 months now. Can you believe it?! Six months!!! Time has flown by!

It seems fall is rolling in on the mainland according to the posts I see on Facebook. My transition to fall here seems to be wearing a t-shirt with sleeves as opposed to a tank top when I sit on my lanai in the evening to have dinner with my sweet husband. I’m not sure if the temperature has actually dropped a degree or two, or if my evening wardrobe has just changed due to all of the autumn comments I see you all post.  Funny, the Weather Channel and weather apps that I previously looked at and got excited about several times a day get very little if any attention from me here. The weather is virtually the same everyday here, so why bother, yeah?   ( I had to do it…the “yeah”)

The other subject that my facebook feed is crammed with these days is your excitement for the beginning of football season. Those of you who know me well know that football has really never been anything I get excited about. I don’t miss it. At all. I know, shocking for a girl born and raised in west Texas to admit.

Last weekend, as my husband and I were preparing to video a wedding, I realized THIS is my game day! The days we are fortunate enough to be able to record and be a part of a couple’s wedding day is when I get that giddy, excited “game day” feeling. So, as we were packing up to catch the ferry to the island of Lana’i to record a wedding, I decided to share with you our version of “game day”. I apologize that the photos are not better quality, we were using the video only cameras today and no DSLR’s (big still cameras) made the journey with us. The iphone was all I had with me when the idea hit me, and I think I had a smudged lens. I’ll try to do better next time… Between finding a parking space, walking to the harbor and catching the ferry to the wedding destination, we have learned to take exactly what we might need for the day and nothing more. So, with that being said, here is Maile Media’s version of “game day”.

The gear is packed.  No stadium chairs, blankets or thermos of "hot chocolate".

The gear is packed. No stadium chairs, blankets or thermos of “hot chocolate” only camera gear, tripods and microphones.

"People watching" while waiting for the "shuttle" to take us to the "stadium".

“People watching” while waiting for the “shuttle” to take us to the “stadium” at the Lahaina Harbor.  Someone had a nice morning fishing!

On the "shuttle" leaving the harbor, heading to the "stadium"!

On the “shuttle” leaving the harbor, heading to the “stadium”! Those are tourists sitting at the back of the ferry, that’s not us.

The "stadium" (resort) is in view!

45 minutes later, the “stadium” (resort) is in view!

"Stadium" Road!

“Stadium” Road!

 

"Tailgating" before the "game".  Spicy ahi sushi!

“Tailgating” before the “game”. Spicy ahi sushi!

Pre-game Warm Up

Pre-game Warm Up – Setting up and testing cameras and microphones while the florists “mark the field”.

 

The "playing field".  aka Circle of Love

The “playing field” aka Circle of Love

 

I had to take a close up of the purple hibiscus flower.  First one I've ever seen!

I had to take a close up of the purple hibiscus bloom. First one I’ve ever seen!

Exhausted after the "game" and waiting for the "shuttle" to take us home.

Exhausted after the “game” and waiting for the “shuttle” to take us home.

 

Aloha, Lana'i!  See you next time, yeah?!

Aloha, Lana’i! See you next time, yeah?!

Mahalo for stopping by!

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