So, how did I get to go to Hawai'i?
It was a business trip. Sort of.
My wife Lorie is a grant writer and strategic planner for public health centers. And she has a client in Hawai'i!
So, since Lorie was going... we decided it was a good time for the rest of us to go as well. Me, our son David and daughter-in-law Lauren, and our daughter Mary.
Oh, and Lorie's mom, Marty Carlisle (she's not in the picture above, because she took it.)
A few of my favorite pics, all taken by Lorie:
|Mauna Kea Beach|
|A point on the northern end of the Island of Hawai'i|
|Entrance to Waipio Valley|
|The back of Waipio Valley. |
Notice that one of the twin waterfalls has been stopped up by a community at the top of the valley.
And here's the whole gang -- including Lorie's mom -- in Waipio Valley: