Hawaii - July 2007
I had been to Hawaii five times, the last four times to work. It's a long way to go - as John Denver's song says, "a long time to hang in the sky" - particularly when not in the cockpit. Another trip was met with my dis-interest, but I knew that one of Sue's desires was to see some real blue water, and that everyone in her family, but her, had been to Hawaii. I had to say, "Yes", and after a terrific week on Oahu, I'm so glad I did!!

St Louis sends us off with a storm

And we settle into our room with a view

It's a working trip

But the view from the worksite is fabulous!

As Gene works, Sue enjoys the Pacific

And the wildlife

Evening brings a sunset to savor

Sue finds her "Blue Water" at Hanauma Bay

Another day takes us snorkeling there

A new experience for us both

We watch the ocean spray through a blowhole

And wonder what this really means

We weekend at Mike & Wendy's cottage

With the quaint outdoor shower

They feed us at their world famous restaurant

Where all the North Shore surfers eat

It's close to Waimea Falls

And all its beauty

Saturday night is the Luau

The pig roasted all day

And we were entertained

While we ate into the night

The hula girls always had a smile

And we did too

Giant sea turtles filled the north shore beaches

And bright colors filled the Dole Plantation

We locate a geocache

And spend one last sunset on North Shore

Then it's back to work & a cute Honolulu cottage

And wave Hawaii Aloha

Gene & Sue's Home