Hi Gloria and Paul,
Howzit? My passport ran out of pages so I took it as a sign to visit the US.
Three months now growing lettuce on a small farm in Hawaii. Riding the free bus to the beach with 4GF Mini, pod3 flippers and bare feet. Having way more fun matting than ever! The Mini has turned out to be the one. Plus pod3s are comfortable fun flippers (tie your ankle tethers close to the heel straps). Having just a tiny mat, good flippers and new trunks (thanks Mom) is so sweet...
Yes it's super fun, and also somewhat frustrating, being super minimalist with wonderful experiences but limited capabilities. I've got the least stuff and money of anyone I know, and tend to fall into a variety of situations that could not happen any other way.
Am in a very poor part of the state, the most "underprivileged", which is full of nice talented people and warm aloha. Getting slim again due to being broke and workstaying at a place with not much to eat in winter season. Really enjoying hitchhiking and riding the local bus. Surf has been giant with one or two mattable days between back-to-back 30'+ swells. The Mini Max is super fun in Hawaiian waves and handles some fairly intimidating stuff. This is a good place to chill out while the next opportunity marinates.
Hoping all is well.
Mahalo and Aloha