March 22, 2001 Going to Colorado
From March 22 to 28, I’ll be in Colorado. So right now, I’m packing my bags and getting ready for the trip!
There’s so much to do, it seems. And, I’m not even doing a lot. My brother, who goes to school in Colorado, is helping us with the hotel reservations, airport shuttle, lift tickets, and stuff like that. But still, I have to confirm my reservations, buy warm clothes, finish my school work, and write my omiyage list.
Kyle and I are going to Colorado this Spring Break to visit my brother, see a new place, and go skiing and snowboarding. (I will ski. Kyle will board.) It’s something that we planned quite impulsively, but need so desperately. So we can’t wait.
Almost a year ago, Kyle proposed marriage to me, and since then, our lives have changed a lot. I decided to quit my job and go back to school for my Masters in Teaching. Kyle has been working hard (too hard) to support my dreams, and ourselves. We moved back home to save money. Don’t get me wrong – it’s been absolutely wonderful, but we’ve been so busy that we haven’t had much time to enjoy each other.
I’m sure you know what I mean. Sometimes everything else seems to come before the things that really matter. This vacation to Colorado will give us no choice other than to spend a week with each other, free from school, work, and all those other things.
I think we deserve it, and we are really looking forward to it. I’ll tell you all about it when we get back!
Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #71（スーザン先生の英語講座）
You’d like to develop your film right away, before you return home. Here are some helpful phrases to know when you take your film in:
“I’d like to get my film developed, please.”
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール） Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!|