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North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 16th 2007

Only a few days left here in Hawaii and its been fantastic if you ever get the chance to come dont hesitate.....We recently went hiking to a waterfall, a Valentines sunset cruise and today we saw Pearl Harbour. All were fantastic especially the cruise...although we did have to put up a fight to get the top deck of the cruise....but eventually all went well......until the bus left us behind...gggrrrrrrrr. Anyway off shark fishing tonight that should be interesting hopefully i'll have a few SNAP! shots. Enjoy some of the photos Regards David and Claudia... read more
Taken from the Sunset Cruise
Our luau festival
Fancy meeting your Uncle

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Waimanalo February 16th 2007

Yesterday we finally made it to the beach. I wanted to go again today, but the sunburn just won't allow me to do that. It's not too terrible, but it's enough to keep me off the pretty beach. We went out to Bellows AFB, which during the week is for military families only. Absolutely gorgeous view! And there were maybe twenty people along the mile or so of coastline. I read and enjoyed the sun, and Jerry played in the water like a kid. Then last night we hopped over the the Navy Exchange and I got something very nice! A lovely Coach purse! I will send pictures when I get home, as it is currently in its pretty little (and by that I mean big) bag and packed in my suitcase. I also got ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Waikiki February 14th 2007

What a day! Let me just say that there is only so much island, and all of us are trying to drive it. The traffic here is horrific. So if we move here, it will definitely be many miles from Waikiki. Anyhow, we left this morning and headed for the Punchbowl, which is the National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific. It contains the graves of thousands in the crater of an old volcano. Absolutely humbling, and I have to say the views were breathtaking. Then on to drive up Tantalus. I now know something the guide book did not tell me: Tantalus is a one person trip. Because inevitably the person who is not driving will end up nauseated clinging to the door. Quite a road. Next time, I drive. We stopped at a roadside ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 14th 2007

Hawaii is nice and the surf is incredible! Lets jump back a week or two and check out some video footage of elephant seals fighting. Here is the link on . Just cut and paste and the film shouold start rolling. So O'ahu was pretty nice overall. Checked out the North Shore, went to the east part of the island. Surfed quite a bit and walked around a ton. Next I went to the big island of Hawai'i. Basically there are tons of active volcanoes and huge mountains. I flew into Hilo and camped for a few days then I stayed in town for a few nights, then I made my way across to Kona. Hilo gets tons of rain and it rained there everyday, but it was kinda light rain that sort of ... read more
Surfing is Dangerous
Big Waves
Lava Tube

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu February 13th 2007

Look at the pretty pretty drinky! North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu By luckytravelgirl February 13th 2007 Kristin B. Yesterday, after Jerry finally got back from Camp Smith, we decided to drive the North Shore. So we hopped in the convertible, put the top down, and took off. Yes, we drove around almost the entire island of O'ahu. In the evening, we headed down to Barber's Point for a luau. One tequlia sunrise, two blue Hawaii's, and three mai ta... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 13th 2007

Well were back in Hawaii and the weather is fantastic blue skys and a nice cool ocean breeze.......Catching up with Uncle Chris tonight at Dukes Bar, thats if I can find it. Went shopping today at the central Plaza shoppinh centre, very big food court as well. All you do is catch the No 8 bus from the main strip.(cost $2) Check out some of the photos we have take below. We are off to do some activities over the next few days, such as, a the Hawaiian Dancing, Pearl Harbour and a little SHARK fishing at night. Anyway I will add those photos soon.... read more
Bird attack
DAy View

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 12th 2007

Well, it’s the Year of the Pig, or Boar of the Year 4704 for most of the Chinese around the world. This means a month long celebration comparable to Christmas, Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras, rolled into one to the Western World. Time for friends and families to visit with each other, bringing small gifts, serving snacks and foods to guests, with many symbolic meaning behind them, having firecrackers and Lion and Dragon dances on the streets and town squares as well as entertainment of folk dances, martial arts, operas and what not. Like other cities with a fair size of ethnic Chinese, Honolulu Chinatowns are also lively with shops selling Good Luck Objects, special sweets and foods and holding block parties with all types of Vendors and entertainment. The past weekend events was held at the ... read more
Narcissus Queen and Court.
Lion Dance Troupes.
Taiwan Aborginal Dance.

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu » Honolulu February 12th 2007

Well, I promised pictures, didn't I? Today is my day to sleep in, so I got up around 9, and I've been resizing photos while I wait for someone to get back from running a military errand. Then we go to the mall! YAY! So here we go! Our first stop was the USS Arizona Memorial. We drove over, got our tickets, and had to wait a little over an hour for our tour to begin. So we wandered around and took some pictures. We ended up heading out to the memorial around 10:30. When we got back we took a quick tour of the Bowfin, then took the bus over to Ford Island to see the USS Missouri. We took the bus back to our car, put the top down, then drove back over ... read more

North America » United States » Hawaii » Oahu February 9th 2007

I made it to Hawaii somehow. It all started wednesday morning when I took off from the hostel north of San Francisco. I got the chance to experience some SF traffic and pay 5$ for going south on the Golden Gate Bridge. Then I took 1 South and drove for a couple hours precariously close to the shear rock ciliffs of the Pacific Ocean. It was great until I hit a section that resembled the drive to Snowshoe WV, for those who know what I mean (average speed 15 mph, 180 degree turns) . I actually got a little car sick and some of cliffs started to sneak on me and my lead foot, but it ended up okedokey. I made it to Morrow Bay and the greatest Aunt in the World (Muffy) fed me like ... read more
Highway 1 California
Hawaiian Sunset

North America » United States » Hawaii » Molokai February 8th 2007

There are three options for getting to Kalaupapa: 1) fly 2) hike the trail 3) ride a mule down the trail. The hike is... strenuous. 1600 feet. 26 switchbacks. If you do the hike switchback number 18 is reputed to be about halfway. Takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Flying in is a bit of an adventure - note the breaking wave at the end of the runway in the last photo, and yes that is the direction into which the planes normally take off. But the views are spectacular and the town and history are amazing. There is a big sign right at the top of the cliff...$500 fine for unauthorized entry. To go to Kalaupapa you must be part of a tour. Check out this site for more pictures and info: read more
The town from the cliff
The mule ride down
The start of the trail.

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