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Looks like you had a great time, Al. Nice photos. It's been a little cool here back in northern California, so I hope you enjoyed the sun and beaches. After Hawaii, the water here might seem a little chilly next time you go out!
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What wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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Great trip report, Al! You should list your site with the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and let them pay you for their links...

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I was whimpering every time we went into the water, but he was whimpering every time he thought about going back to his home beach.

Just so people don't get a false impression of the island lifestyle, it isn't all sitting on the beach with longboards & pineapples between surf sessions. Al also brought frosty beverages and we had home-grown tangerines too... Al & Lena not only managed to have Queens & White Plains put up some of the best out-of-season swells I've seen in months, but they also called in that monk seal for their viewing pleasure. I think they've set the standard for future Hawaii vacations.

It's another three-to-six weekend forecast for White Plains. This is unbelievable but I'm going to enjoy every bit of it!
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Wonderful pics, wow, that really makes me miss Hawaii. I love that place.
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Nice pictures Al. I wish I had time to get a surfin lesson from Nords when I was there last year.
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sweet. can't wait to see it for myself. not sure how i feel about all those buildings. looks like miami with mountains. the rural shots sure look great though. i could see myself never coming back to this dump.
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Great pictures Al. It's nice to see Waikiki again, the last time I was there was in 1965 or 66. It's changed a bit.
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Great pictures Al. It's nice to see Waikiki again, the last time I was there was in 1965 or 66. It's changed a bit.
Yup a bit . Still I compare Waikiki to Las Vegas (both hugely popular tourist destinations) and compared to Las Vegas, Waikiki changes at glacial speed.

I haven't decided if that is good or bad, fortunately the rest of Oahu is still relatively undeveloped. There are some very nice beaches which while not completely deserted are very uncrowded on weekdays.
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Nice pictures. I am jealous. As other have noted, Waikiki looks a lot like when we visited in the 70s.
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Great pic's. Duh - just dawned on me - the 26 yrs I lived in the PacNW - never once visited Hawaii or Alaska.

Thanks for posting them.

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Thanks for sharing your trip, it looks like you had a blast.
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Looks like you and DW had a great vacation!
I have alot of Hilton honors and United miles to use to get the family a trip to Waikiki (nice leftover from megacorp) before they leave the nest - this is a great motivator to get going!
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Looks like you really enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for sharing your great pictures, were going the end of the month and can't wait. What is RIT Sunguard

We booked with a travel agent and have a car as well DH doesn't like to go any where without a car kind of like a remote control.....but we usually are up at the crack of dawn, and just go and drive every where and any where just pick a direction. Were on Waikiki for 5 days and then on to Mauii for 9 I have been pouring over links and links of thing to see and do and bugging Nords.


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Sounds like a great trip. I'm a surfer too, so I'm jealous. What is the name of the hotel where you stayed??
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Great pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful time! I have a feeling that you and your wife have a great time wherever you go! Again, Nords is so generous with his time and his surfing board. Your daughter is very pretty Nords.
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Thanks for the additional inspiration! Looks like you had a Great time. Thanks for sharing.
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The body surfing beach (Waimea?) was a destination for a bunch of us on a trip there. After being in the surf for over an hour and catching many waves, one of our gang was caught in a rip tide. The lifeguard came out to save him.

We all returned to the sand to help with his recovery. In chatter with the lifeguard we asked him how many people got in trouble. He said that there was al least one broken neck or broken back each day.

After that we stayed on the beach to suntan! 8)
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Kcowan, You are correct. I heard the same thing, after I avoided disaster. It's not one a day, but it's several a year and most tourists don't hear of the risks (or grim statistics) until after it happens. NORDS, can you confirm this about Waimea?

On one of my trips there, I very nearly got it, at the same beach. I don't know why, but I brought my arms up to protect my head and neck just before the wave slammed me into the wall. Lucky.

BTW: I don't surf but do body surf. It takes very little skill, which is what I have. Waimea is fun, if you're careful.
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