Archive for July, 2008

Sea cucumber

July 21, 2008

Sea cucumbers are animals in the phylum echinodermata, which means “spiny skin.” This phylum also includes starfish and sea urchins. They only live in salt water, and vary in length from about 1″ to about 6 feet. Their skin is a bit prickly because underneath it is composed of calcified plates, like interlocking armor pieces. […]

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Mystery muffin/trail bar

July 11, 2008

Sam and I cooked something up today – I’m jotting down ingredients while I remember. We’ve only tasted the mix pre-bake, so final review is pending. Very tasty mix, though! Heat together: Karo syrup honey butter (Brummel and Brown yogurt kind) brown sugar Mix together: Kashi Cocoa Beach granola Any other granola with berries and […]

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Makiki Valley Trail

July 5, 2008

This is a shady, pleasant loop hike of about 3.5 miles total, including about 1/2 mile roundtrip from the parking area to the trailhead (the trail itself is about 2.5 miles total). There was over 1000′ elevation gain with a few peekaboo views of Waikiki. Expect a long, steady uphill if you go clockwise. The […]

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