Hey everyone! I hope all is well in Colorado. I heard a little rumor, some time ago, that is snowed! I miss those crazy days. It is kind of funny because it snowed here, too. It seems like home is really far away, but when I want to see those beautiful mountain tops, I have missed dearly, I just look at the local mountain here. For a little while the snow will be on the mountain, just chilling. I am getting very nervous about coming home. I miss it. I just do not know what I will do when I get there. I tripped around Hilo a few weekends ago. I have some pictures in the link section of my page, if you want to check it out. I have finals coming fast. I have to pack. I have to go to the final places I can before I leave. I have to clean my apartment. I have so much to do. I do not know where to start. I feel so nervous. I think this is good though. I should feel a little nervous when things are important. I just want them to go well. I can and cannot wait to go home. I know when I get home, I will just want to come back here. While I am here, I want to go home. This is such a catch 22. I feel funny. Maybe I just ate something bad. Oh well. I miss the Student Life Center stress relievers! Those were super fun! They do not really have anything like that here. They have a study thing, I think there is food. I guess I will check it out.

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Hey Everyone! I hear Colorado is getting warmer! That is great for me! I am going to be so cold for the longest time when I get back! I have such mixed feelings about going home. A part of me really misses my family, my friends, the food, and just the familiarity of being in Alamosa. I really am going to miss tons about this place. I will miss my new friends, the weather, the food, being a tourist, the beaches, the mall, and all the cats that randomly run around campus. Would I do this again? In a heartbeat. I will miss it. I heard there are people transferring and extending their stay. I almost feel temped to do the same. I just think… would it be the same? I don’t know if I would have the same amazing experience if I “actually” lived here. I wonder if it would lose its glamor and appeal? As usual, I am just rambling like a crazy person. I think this requires a long walk on the beach to get my head straight. I will post pictures soon. I have a bunch that are all the random places in Hilo. Stay warm and happy fellow Colorado students.

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Hey everyone! Colorado! I miss you beautiful square state! I do. I don’t though. I miss it a lot. As my time here comes to a close I do not want to leave! I went Waipio Valley this weekend. It reminded me of Colorado a lot . It was beautiful and a valley full of green trees and wild horses. It made me think of home. I will surely miss this place. I don’t know if I want to leave. I have met quite a few people from Colorado here. For the first 2 months I had only met one person. Now, I know many more. This could be a place I could see myself. I just do not know. I miss Colorado, Mexican food, and Alamosa. I miss my friends and family. But, I will miss this place. I have about a month left. I’m terrified to board a plane and leave. Maybe when it gets even closer to the day I leave I will be ok with it. Oh, I forgot. I am barely getting registered for classes. I feel so behind. Anyway. I got cut up hiking this weekend. I forget how dangerous it is to be all hard-core outdoor girl. No worries, I have bandaids and neosporin. I’ll be back in the outdoors within a week hopefully. Here are a few pictures of the valley. Enjoy. Stay safe!

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Hey Everyone! I hope all is well in Colorado, I heard there was some nice weather. That is so awesome! I just noticed that rainy days here are like snow days in Colorado. No one really goes out when it snows, and I would see less people at the gym. I recently remembered I have to get my classes for next semester. It is so hard to do things when you are 4 hours time difference. Slowly I will get all of my things together for next fall. It feels like everyday goes by too fast, but not fast enough. I want to go to the beach all the time, but then when I get there I want to do my homework. These emotions are so complicated. I wish I was actually here on a vacation. I want to do everything that is unique to this place, but I have so many other priorities. I find myself going out all the time. It is so odd, because Colorado is a really out-door-ish state and I rarely left my room. Maybe it is because I dislike the cold. Sometimes I think I am more busy here because I am not from here. I guess I will never know for certain. I hope you enjoyed the photos I posted. I don’t have any new ones yet. I am going to a bay next weekend, maybe I will take more then. I had Mexican food here for the first time, it really is Hawaiian Mexican, very different. Stay warm beautiful Colorado.

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Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great semester! It is coming to a close so fast! I just realized I have about month and a half here left. 🙁 I don’t know how I’m going to be a able to go back. It is crazy to think that I have been here almost 3 months and I have less than 2. I want to end the semester well. I hope I do well on my exams coming soon. I wish everyone luck, just about another month and we will be doing finals! Here are some of the pictures I promised! I went to Honolulu for Spring Break, I had a blast! I am really busy, I’m trying to get all the things I want to get in before I leave! Wish me luck! Check it out!

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Hey Everyone! I’m back from Spring Break in Honolulu. It was fun, wild, just plain crazy! We played tourists all week! I went to the famous North Shore, Waikiki Beach, Diamond Head, and Dole Plantation. I did some other things too, but I forget. I’ll have to post some pictures soon! I would have done it earlier but I was having some technical difficulties. I spent way too much money for break. It was fun and worth it! I hope everyone had a great break too! I feel like I saw a lot of people traveling, so I am guessing everyone had a good time! Now it is time to get back into the swing of school. I just realized I’m only here for a few more months. Then, I’ll be back in beautiful Colorado. I have come to appreciate the beauty of Colorado, but I still can’t  be happy with the weather. It is going to be so different. I’m going from sea level to 7,400 ft roughly! I’m a little scared. I’m going to make the most of my time here. I hope all is well. Keep up with school, it is almost over!

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Hey Everyone! I hope everything is going well in Colorado. I miss Colorado, but lately I have been way to busy to be homesick. I went to Mauna Kea last weekend, and to different beach parks this weekend. There was a tsunami warning; there was an earth quake. This month is so intimidating. It was freezing on Mauna Kea. I went snorkeling at the beach parks, I saw fishies! I saw the world’s most powerful telescopes. I heard tsunami warning blaring almost all night. I felt and earthquake and it shook my apartment! Next week I have midterms in my classes and then spring break. Sorry this post is all over the place, but that is how my brain is scrambled right now! I will have to post pictures soon, but I am way to disorganized to do it now! I am safe and the tsunami was not that bad, we got the day off of classes. I saw some of the damage it caused, and I saw divers going down to remove debris from the ocean. I feel really bad for all the Japanese students here, there are a lot. I hope their families are all ok. We are all ok here in Hawaii, but that night was quite frightening.

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Hey Everyone! I hope all is well in Colorado. I haven’t heard how the weather is, maybe that is a good thing? I really do not know. The weather is so nice here. I never realized how much it effected my mood. It is much easier to be in a good mood when it is not 20-30 degrees outside. Anyway, I went paddle-boarding this weekend. It was so hard! It took me forever and a ton of effort to even get to the point where I felt ok! Some little kids on a kayak were teasing me! I felt so embarrassed. I just kept saying in my head “How often did I really hold a paddle in Colorado?” Nonetheless it was a very embarrassing, frustrating, but very fun activity for me. I hope there are not little brats the next time I go. Even when you feel discouraged you should keep trying. Most people do not get things perfect the first time. Things take practice and concentration, I learned that this weekend. I hope I can take my own advice when I fall off a sail boat another weekend. I’ve almost been here for 2 months, I have so much I still want to do! I better get on this! Take care in Colorado! I sent a big Aloha your way, colorful Colorado!

This is a pineapple plant!

(Isn’t it adorable!)

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Hey everyone! I hope all is going well in Colorado. I heard it was pretty cold and windy lately. It is pretty windy here sometimes, but I’m glad it is not cold! Last weekend I went to A-Bay! It was a really beautiful bay in Kona, on the other side of the island. I kind of felt overwhelmed when I first got here. So many of the NSE students were doing everything on the island in the first week of being here! I’m actually kind of glad I’m pacing myself with activities. I get so busy sometimes. Other time is feels like I’m home in Colorado, listening to the wind outside and watching a good movie. It really is an odd feeling. Anyway, I have some pictures of A-Bay . The first picture is a loco moco! It is rice with a hamburger patty on top, then covered in brown gravy and after an egg! It was so weird! It was pretty good, and now I have been to the famous Cafe 100!

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Hey Everyone! I hope everything is looking better! I heard it was snowing some more, but I’m not exactly sure when. But! I am going to lift your spirits! It may be snowing, windy, and really cold, but at least orange juice is not $8-$10 a gallon! Today I am taking a test in my Hawaiian Ohana class, it is a culture class, and we have to remember the first Hawaiian! The first Hawaii’s name was Haloanakalaukapalili, and if I spelled it wrong, I’m getting it wrong on the test. He was the first human born child of their two creation gods Papa and Wakea, which is what Mauna Kea is named after. He was a still born and was put into the earth, and from it grew the taro plant, which is their primary staple food! I mean, it is kind of a complicated story. Anyway, I thought I give you a little Hawaiian culture lesson. All is well here, the high is 80 degrees and the low is 65 degrees. It looks like rain, too. (But it looks like rain everyday.) I do miss the library, none of their library computers have Windows 7! I miss splitting the screen and working on multiple pages. You lucky Colorado kids!

Oh, yeah, I went to the caves this last weekend! I am posting some pictures up! Check them out if you like!

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