botanic road

I thought some of your followers might appreciate this: While vacationing in Maui, I got the chance to see Keopuka Rock. I know the picture is abysmally low-quality, but if you look close enough, you may recognize this rock from the scene in Jurassic Park where the helicopter flies in to Isla Nublar.

If you get the chance to visit Maui, you can get a view of the rock at Garden of Eden Botanical Gardens, which is on the Road to Hana.

anonymous asked:

Can you please give me a list of ideas and WPC for the silly/cute/heart-warming things this couple would do? One is a police officer (serious type) and the other's a mafia lord (drama queen).

//Sure thing. However, I must say that you, as the writer of your couple, would probably know what they like.

Ideas:

  • Staying home to watch a movie or make a meal together.
  • Going out to eat or to a picnic.
  • Going to a museum or art gallery.
  • If any of them like to read, maybe they spend time a book store or library.
  • Maybe they go out to sample wine.
  • A hike or maybe skiing. Some sort of outdoor activity. 
  • Hot springs or a spa day.
  • A walk downtown, to window shop or see the sights.
  • A trip to the beach, if it’s nearby, or a lake.
  • How about some romantic dancing?
  • Revisiting where they first met.
  • Maybe one of them likes to watch birds in the woods.
  • Going out to see an improv/comedy show.
  • Carnivals or amusement parks.
  • Serenading each other, if they’re cheesy like that.
  • Writing poems about each other, even if they end up goofing about halfway through.
  • A nice stroll through the botanical gardens.
  • A small road trip is always fun.
  • Consider going to their local animal shelter to pet the animals.
  • Dinner party with friends.
  • Stargazing.
  • Going apple picking.
  • Local flea market or farmers market.
  • Browse an antiques store.
  • Take a local tour through a haunted building (professional tour; exploring abandoned buildings is dangerous).
  • Kayaking or going for bicycle ride.
  • Skydiving or bungee jumping.
  • Go to an arcade and let loose.
  • Go to a bar and play pool.
  • Go bowling.
  • Seeing a concert together.
  • Mini golf.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Rollerskating or ice skating.
  • Take a pottery class.
  • Play instruments for each other (bonus if they can’t play instruments at all)
  • Watch a musical.

Prompts:

“Try not to make a scene.”

“I hope you don’t mind what I have planned for this evening.”

“Look, this was the best thing I could think of in such a short amount of time.”

“If I’m not swooning, you’re doing something wrong.”

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Hatley House and Buchard Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - August 2011

Facebook kindly reminded me today that on this day in 2011 I was in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Pictures above were taken at Hatley House (part of Royal Roads University) and Buchard Gardens.

It was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on

p.s geek points to anyone who knows which films / TV series have used Hatley House as a filming location without using google search. ;-)