This page will mostly be of interest to our family and friends. It's generally arranged by location, with a few miscellaneous shots mixed in.
First of all, Henry had to test out his new camera; what better way to spend that down time on the flight!
Now, the quintessentially Hawaiian experience, the luau. If you want to see a 50-second movie of Henry's hula demonstration, click here (at your own risk)
Sally and Carey with their special coconut drinks:
On the left you'll see Henry in the warm-up session before the "performance." The remaining pictures are from the "show."
Our family Christmas card:
Beth wasn't with us (Amen family joke) but we still had to have photos of almost every meal. Top left is the sandwich shop on the north shore, top right is the Korean restaurant in Waikiki, bottom left is Duke's in the Outrigger Hotel, and bottom right is the very over-priced, but nicely situated eatery/bar at a neighboring hotel.
Of course we spent a lot of time on beaches....
The top quartet of pictures below were taken on the north shore. (If you're wondering why Sally looks so unhappy in the picture at the right, you have to realize it was her last day in Hawai'i!) Then Henry and Hal tried to boogie board off Waikiki, and the final two were taken at the Turtle Bay Resort Beach (they let the public in, but you have to ask!) on Kuilima Point and on the beach at Lanikai, respectively.
Hal didn't let a spare moment go by without working on a crossword puzzle:
On the Manoa Valley hike we got some good family pictures in addition to all the scenery. The last one shows a sign describing a recent landslide at the Manoa Falls.
Here's Henry enjoying the view from our apartment balcony:
Three more Honolulu shots: The family at the harbor, just before taking Sally to the airport, Ellen and Carey shopping, and also at Pearl Harbor.
Kathy really liked almost nothing better than sitting and watching the waves crash into the shore, especially near Sandy Beach; sometimes, though, her reveries were interrupted. Here she is taking a phone call while on the hike to Makapu'u Point from Sally , unfortunately already back home and at work.
Here's another good picture near Sandy Beach:
We got some great views, and good family photos, at the tops of overlooks. Here's Kathy at the top of Diamondhead, and with Hal at the top of Makapu'u Point. The other two pictures are from Makapu'u as well.
Again, there were good snapshot opportunities all along the east coast of O'ahu, as well as great scenery:
Unfortunately we weren't able to take any underwater pictures and share the amazement of our snorkeling with you, but you can see how dorky snorkelers look out of the water and how they look to the observer when snorkeling .... (these pictures are an assortment from Hanauma Bay, Turtle Bay, and Lanikai)
Here are 4 shots of Hal in the water. The first shows him pretty close to the edge of the snorkel-able area at Turtle Bay.
We took most of the "people only pictures" on O'ahu, when more of the family was together, but here is an assortment from Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: Sally on the Pu'u O'o hike, Kathy at the the crater named for her favorite basketball player, Henry at one of the Pu'u O'o beacons, Kathy at her end of the Pu'u O'o hike, and mother and daughter hiking, on lava and on the Crater Rim trail. Plus one of Kathy on the northern coast.