Thursday, March 31, 2011

March 31, 2011

Makapu'u lighthouse.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011

It's the early 1920's and your boss has challeged you to fly a float plane non-stop all the way across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii.

Commander John Rodgers attempted to do just that. It was in 1924, three years before Charles Lindburgh flew across the Atlantic.

My book club had the wonderful opportunity to read this historical novel and chat with the author, Bill Riddle. It is a fascinating story of early avaition and the brave men who put their lives on the line making history. To learn more about the book go to

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27, 2011

Heading back to the house. The polarizer on the camera got a bit fogged up, but I thought it made the photo seem a little more interesting.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011

Heading back up the trail.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011

Coconuts get washed ashore up and down the beach.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011

Of course there are a few crazy surfers out there when the waves get big!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011

A trio of warnings. With the big waves come the signs.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March 20, 2011

He does love to run though.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March 19, 2011

Chip doesn't care too much for the beach,but he does love walks.

Friday, March 18, 2011

March 18, 2011

Love the color of the water.
Big waves today. There is a high surf advisory. No surfers on the beach today though. The military can keep them out of the water.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011

We're going on a walk down to the beach.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011

Katie took this picture of a hibiscus in our back yard.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

Getting soaked by the blowhole.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011

Sandy Beach Park

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011

Do you see the rabbit in Rabbit Island? It looks like one swimming. Rabbit Island's real name is Manana, and there once was a rabbit breeding colony there. Now it's a bird sanctuary.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011

And they want to grow algae! I'm always trying to get rid of it from the fish tank. Maybe I can sell it to them??

Monday, March 7, 2011

March 7, 2011

We went to the Oceanic Intstitute's open house where they did those crafts and learned about all kinds of ocean critters, including shrimp.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 6, 2011

They also made little play-do turtles.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 5, 2011

CJ made one too.

Friday, March 4, 2011

March 4, 2011

A t-shirt! Took a while to get the fish smell out though...

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March 3, 2011

Tune in tomorrow to see what she does with this painted fish.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

Sunrise over the palm tree.