I visited the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility this past Saturday where some of my friends were helping to plant huli for growing kalo leaves. I didn't have directions but thought I'd figure out where the farm was once I got there. There must be a rule about not trying to figure out where you're going once you're in a lock down facility that's full of dangerous people. Turned out I took the wrong fork in the road and ended up at a dead end with lots of derelict buildings. I enjoyed taking photos for awhile and then decided to go back to the fork in the road where I'd taken a wrong turn. Only thing was, when I started back I ran into a locked gate that had been unlocked when I first drove through. Great, feels like the beginning of a Hollywood horror movie. Well, at least I had a cell phone. Thirty years ago I would have been in a real pickle. So I called the HYCF office, but all I could get was a woman's voice telling me she was sorry she couldn't take my call because all the offices were closed and I would need to leave my name and number so they could get back to me on Monday. There were plenty of other cars parked around some of the buildings where I was at so I started trying to get in but all of the doors were locked. Guess I shouldn't have been surprised since I was at a lock down facility and that's kind of the definition of "lock down." I saw a couple of open windows and stood underneath yelling, "Hello! Hello!" Didn't get a response. I decided it wouldn't be too smart if I started wandering around a lock down facility for troubled youth, so I got on my cell phone again. Finally found an emergency number, rustled up someone who could open the gate and made my escape. I swore I wouldn't tell anyone what had happened since what I had done seemed pretty stupid, but here I am telling all of you about it. Anyway, I finally got out and arrived at the farm just in time for lunch and just in time to miss most of the work.
The focus of the blog is to share larger groups of shots than I can share in the galleries.