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November 29, 2005

Upgrade


My old friend Lacene finally upgrades her laptop (Windows 98 just wasn't
cutting it anymore). Why the Sony Vaio FJ series? It's Oprah approved!

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November 27, 2005

Mass


Zac and Alex in peace talks on the steps of Sacred Heart Church on Wilder.

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Mass


Zac and Alex in a churchfront standoff.

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November 26, 2005

Crafts


The 19th Annual Islandwide Craft Fair at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

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Crafts


The 19th Annual Islandwide Craft Fair at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Side
Order Pillows.

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Crafts


The 19th Annual Islandwide Craft Fair at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Lisa
Matsumoto and Michael Furuya.

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Crafts


The 19th Annual Islandwide Craft Fair at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.

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November 21, 2005

Hilo


The Hilo airport has converted its waiting area to a comfy lounge, and
moved all gate-type stuff upstairs to the jetway area.

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November 20, 2005

Hilo


Last stop as night falls, Rainbow Falls. As we headed for the airport,
Katie starts to sniffle. "I don't want to leave," she sobs. Jen soon joins
her. "Me too," I say, as misty rain starts to fall. Or maybe I'm a little
misty-eyed, as well.

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Hilo


Even in sleepy Hilo, Harry Potter mania can't be escaped.

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Hilo


Lunch in Volcano Village at a place called Keawe Kitchen. Pricey, but oh so
tasty. And Katie likes anchovies. Who knew?

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Hilo


All the new construction at UH Hilo is incredible. The University Park area
is exploding with astronomy and science facilities (Smithsonian, Subaru,
Gemini, etc.). This building, apparently just nearing completion, took our
breath away. Take that, UH Manoa!

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Hilo


Dinner at a place called 1 Plus 1 Diner near the Hilo Walmart. This one
young girl was basically waitressing the whole place (two other ladies were
busy pretending to be busy and flapping their gums), the poor dear. We
tipped well but I doubt she was the one to pocket the cash.

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November 19, 2005

Hilo


Alex at Hapuna Beach. "What, me worry?"

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Hilo


Alex and I at Hapuna Beach.

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Hilo


Beauty and the beach... Hapuna Beach.

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Hilo


Playing at Hapuna Beach.

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Hilo


Lunch in Honokaa, Macpro's old stomping grounds.

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Hilo


Jen's favorite wistful spot, Onomea Bay.

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November 18, 2005

Hilo


Dinner at Tsunami's Japanese Restaurant on Keawe St. (I think this used to
be Satchi's... or Setsuki's?).

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Hilo


The view from our hotel room.

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Hilo


My attempt at a local-style "insurance plan" for the rental car.

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Hilo


Want a good workout? Take three kids on a rainforest hike.

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Hilo


The Thurston Lava Tube, Katie's favorite part of visiting Hawaii Volcanoes
National Park.

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Hilo


The fancy new Kilauea visitor's center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Hilo


Next Stop? Ken's House of Pancakes.

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Hilo


Here we go...

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Hilo


Here we go...

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November 13, 2005

Cute


Alex (15 mos.) conquers the twisty slide at the Sacred Heart Church
playground.

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Cute


Zac (3) and Alex (15 mos.) checking out the new walk-in produce fridge
inside Costco Waipio.

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November 11, 2005

Balloon


Dinner at Big City Diner in Waipio. Alex falls in love with his balloon.

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November 10, 2005

KITV


Quick gig on the KITV Morning News. Two minutes on the previous night's new
episode of "Lost" on ABC.

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KITV


Jen and I on the KITV Morning News for our "Lost" podcast, "The
Transmission."

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KITV


On the set of the KITV Morning Show. Dan Meisenzahl and Mahealani
Richardson at the anchor desk.

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KITV


On the set of the KITV Morning Show. Here, Ben Gutierrez does the weather.

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November 8, 2005

Maui


Oooh... my wife is going to be so happy to see me! No interisland hop to
Maui is complete without a stop at Krispy Kreme, conveniently located on
the way to the airport (with a drive thru window, too).

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Maui


Some famous guri guri from Tasaka's in Maui Mall.

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Maui


Tasaka Guri-Guri at Maui Mall.

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Maui


Maui Mall. Seems cut from the same template as Mililani Town Center.

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Maui


A small strip of sand at the end of Puunene Avenue and a view of the sole
cruise ship terminal.

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Maui


Kahului Shopping Center. Oldest shopping center west of the Mississippi?
Maybe. Since a huge fire last year, though, it's also one of the emptiest.

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Maui


Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center. An interesting complex. Semi-open air with
huge canopies over the whole thing.

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Maui


The Kahului Airport.

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Maui


Landing at Kahului. A windy day makes for a bumpy approach.

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Maui


Now that's what I call a short flight.

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Maui


Now aboard Hawaiian Airlines flight number 582 to Kahului, Maui. If you
haven't guessed, I'm not a fan of flying.

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Maui


The view from Gate 56, apparently now the permanent gate for Hawaiian
Airlines flights to Maui.

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Maui


New internet terminals offer high-speed access for 15 cents a minute.

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Maui


A giant fan in the concourse between interisland terminals battles the
encroaching stench of the designated smoking area.

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Maui


My first trip ever to Maui! Almost unthinkable, since I've lived one island
away most of my life and have visited all the rest. Too bad I'll only be
there a few hours, and will see mostly the inside of a meeting room.

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November 6, 2005

Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana. Yes, Jen had a margarita.

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana.

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana. Dessert!

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana. Balsamic honey chicken with capellini.

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana. Fettucine alfredo with shrimp. Notice the peculiar lack of
shrimp.

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana. Mozzarella alla caprese.

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana.

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Opening


A special pre-opening preview at Hawaii's first Romano's Macaroni Grill at
Ala Moana.

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Opening


Just when you thought there wasn't any space left at Ala Moana...

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Flames


My daughter insisted that all 31 years be represented on my tiny cake at
dad's.

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Flower


In the garden at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Manoa.

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Flower


In the garden at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Manoa.

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Flower


In the garden at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Manoa.

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Flower


In the garden at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Manoa.

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November 4, 2005

Red Elephant


Red Elephant, "A sight, sound, and coffee experience." A new spot at 1144
Bethel St., mauka of the Hawaii Theatre. In December, a performance space
will be opened next door. Tessa Wuchenich, general manager, 545-2468.
Tracked down for HawaiiDiner.com.

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