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December 31, 2009

Trip


Who needs a restaurant? A home cooked meal is a great last meal of

2009. Jen can even rock the rice on the stovetop.

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Silent night, warmed by fire. No better way to welcome the new year

for us!

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Assorted mochi from Two Ladies Kitchen. Helpful hint: for New Year's?

Preorder! A miracle alone allowed me to nab these.

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Katie at Rainbow Falls.

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Rainbow Falls.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Imiloa Astronomy Center.

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Sky Garden Restaurant. Verdict? Skip it.

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Sky Garden Restaurant at Imiloa. Verdict? Skip it.

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My wife, Jen, at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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Akatsuka Orchid Garden on Highway 11.

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The three kids at Thurston Lava Tube.

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"Poor Air Quality" at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Kilauea Visitor Center.

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Kilauea Visitor Center.

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Kilauea Visitor Center.

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Kilauea Visitor Center.

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Kilauea Visitor Center.

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Volcano House.

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Kilauea Visitor Center.

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Panorama of Halema‘uma‘u Crater.

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December 30, 2009

Trip


Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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Our vacation rental in Volcano, "Hale Hualani," managed by Volcano

Gallery.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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My brother's store, Da Planet, in Prince Kuhio Plaza.

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Coconut Island.

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Jump, at Coconut Island. Her name is Mary, and she couldn't do it...

at least not while we were there.

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Jump, at Coconut Island.

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Panorama of Hilo Bay.

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Liliuokalani Gardens.

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Liliuokalani Gardens.

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm.

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm.

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory.

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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm "nature walk."

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Three kids at Mauna Loa.

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Two jokers at Lava Tree State Park.

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Zac and Alex at Lava Tree State Park.

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Katie at Lava Tree State Park.

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The kids at Lava Tree State Park.

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Alex at Lava Tree State Park.

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Lava Tree State Park.

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Lava Tree State Park.

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Lava Tree State Park.

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Lava tree. Preteen provided for scale.

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A small declaration of localness on our rental car.

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The #20.

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Gateway to heaven!

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Our ride, and our first stop!

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The high point of a Hawaiian Airlines flight, as far as our kids are

concerned, is the complimentary pog juice.

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Sunrise from the air.

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The high point of a Hawaiian Airlines flight, as far as our kids are

concerned, is the complimentary pog juice.

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Sunrise from the air.

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Katie practices her self portrait technique, so vital to young digital

natives.

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December 12, 2009

Lunch


Vegetable tan tan ramen at Goma Tei in Ward Center.

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Seafood tan tan ramen at Goma Tei in Ward Center.

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Sashimi and tempura lunch special at Ideta in Kalihi. Thanks, Jared K!

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Sashimi and tempura lunch special at Ideta in Kalihi. Thanks, Jared K!

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December 7, 2009

Google Latitude


Google Latitude has a pretty fuzzy understanding of where "Mayor

Wright Homes" is located.

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Ala Moana


Sears parking deck at Ala Moana Center in early December. Still empty

stalls, at least on a Sunday morning.

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December 6, 2009

Mass


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Mass


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December 5, 2009

VEX Robotics at Hawaii Convention Center







VEX Robotics at Hawaii Convention Center


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Another semifinal match at the VEX Robotics world regional

championship at the Hawaii Convention Center.

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VEX Robotics at Hawaii Convention Center







VEX Robotics at Hawaii Convention Center


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Semifinal match at the VEX Robotics world regional championship at the

Hawaii Convention Center. Highlands/Waialua red alliance versus the

Mililani blue alliance.

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December 3, 2009

Catfight


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