The Long and Winding Road

The Long and Winding Road was Originally Posted on June 7, 2005 by

Recently I discussed my radio days. One thing I didn’t mention or glossed over is that the station was 2,000 feet above sea level and 1,000 feet above average terrain. After having driven up to the top of Mauna Kea (14,000), I realized that Pine Mountain was not that high afterall!

The drive to and from the station involved zooming around sharp turns and my coworkers and I used to identify with the song “The Long and Winding Road” and that song always brings back a specific memory of that trip.

Although my drive home here in Hawaii entails twists and turns, I don’t think it is as bad as the Kentucky drive I remember. My driveway is straight and rocky, kinda of a rocky road, and that leads me to the next topic, ice cream!

I just went to the post office and grocery store. I considered a steak for the barbeque but opted for ground beef for some spaghetti with meat sauce. I also bought some rosemary/olive bread. It is interesting that just olive bread was almost twice the price for a very similar product!

Speaking of roads, my road in particular, my driveway…

I think I mentioned a wile back that the driveway is 1400 feet long (give or take). To note certain locations I gave them easy to remember names. Where the trees cross in an arch, I named it “McDonalds”. Where the old truck was is “car park”. It may sound silly, but hey, what else can I do? :) Soon the driveway will probably be moved to the south side of the property. Along with that relocation and eventual clearing of the farm, I have started flagging which trees need to stay and which need to go.

On the land currently is an old white pvc water pipe with spigots. That pipe will soon be cut up and removed. I may not throw it away, rather I’d like to reuse it perhaps to hold the wires for my sprinkler system. I will soon know what shape it is in and how much trouble that would be.

In the meantime, I need to hit the road…

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