In the 1970s, I was quite a prolific aspiring cartoonist. I actually sold some of my cartoons as advertising, and had others published as editorial content in the old Sunbums magazine. Here are a few surviving examples:
Day 5, July 7, was spent returning to Portland from Bend via a different route. We traveled through farmland and small towns, through green forests and snow-capped mountains. We made sure to stop at Mount Hood’s Timberline Lodge for a quick look around and a few photos. That evening was spent with Uncle Teddy and […]
July 6, 2012 we spent traveling from Portland to Bend via Sisters, where we stopped to visit Makoa’s Uncle Ray and Auntie Karen and their family. Ray and Karen are originally from Kailua, now in Sisters. Beautiful snow-capped mountains were everywhere! We were headed to Bend for Peter Thourson’s wedding that night.
July 4, 2012, Independence Day in Portland. Celebrations included a Lake Oswego small-town parade, then the huge Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. Mahalo nui to Makoa’s Uncle Teddy and Auntie Kim who schooled us on Portland Blues!
Actually, it’s two days blurred together. I travelled all day on July 2, got in to Portland at 1:30 a.m., then was up, early, being given the Portland Grand Tour by Makoa Jacobsen! Mahalo Makoa and mahalo to the entire Jacobsen Portland ‘Ohana for the awesome hospitality. I shall return!
Here are my photos from yesterday’s float building and from today’s 50th Annual Kamehameha Floral Parade. Understand that I was a driver for the Lei Day Queen Pomaika’i, Princess Courtney, and Junior Princess Emma, so I don’t have too many photos. But enjoy the few. It was a beautiful day for a Kamehameha Parade!