Only one thing of importance happened in March of 1999 and that was Maui! The week before I left I arranged through a local dive shop to complete my classroom and pool requirements for a scuba certification. That way all I would need to do in Hawaii was four open water dives and I would be licensed. I went on this exotic getaway with relatives and friends, mostly from Oregon, and had a terrific time. I may have had one too many Mai Tais on some nights but they were free and it would be rude to refuse their generous hospitality. The water was warm and I spent a good part of my time in the ocean with scuba and snorkeling. When it was all over, everyone said they had a fun time and some even suggested that we all return in the future. I can't wait.