New Year’s Day and birthdays are frequently thought of as new beginnings. I have been going through some old photos in a semi-orderly fashion for a small travel project I’ve been working on. Along the way, I realized I happened to be in some pretty nice places on my birthdays over the years. We didn’t necessarily go for “birthday.” It was more, we happened to be there on my birthday. So we happened to be visiting my son and his wife, on my birthday in 2012. It just so happened that they lived in Oahu, Hawaii at the time. So we all took a few days and visited the nearby island of Kauai.