Aloha & Mahalo

Hula Dancers underneath an evening moon while performing at the Paradise Cove Luau, Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii Picture: Hula Dancers underneath an evening moon while performing at the Paradise Cove Luau, Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii.

The title words alone should give you a good hint at where I’ve been. And it was a long time overdue. I just finished a two week family vacation, of which one of those weeks was spent on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Although we had our kids with us, this was our family celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary. The sad part is that the last time I had been to Hawaii was 20 years ago on my Honeymoon.

My wife feels (rightly) that it’s best not to advertise online when we’ll be away from home. That would explain the proverbial ‘dropping off the map’ regarding posting or broadcasting this trip in advance.

I did take some photos; but this wasn’t a photo trip. We were simply there as tourists. The photos I took fell pretty much in line with just being another guy with a camera slung around his neck, and family in tow.

With the kids on this trip; we just had to do the typical tourist Luau. (A huge thanks to my F-I-L Richard & Laura Simonds for treating our family.) Paradise Cove is about 40 Minutes west of Waikiki, and was the exact same place my wife and I had been to twenty years ago. Talk about deja vu; it seemed that nothing had changed in those 20 years. Still, the kids enjoyed it, and my eight year old daughter got picked to go dance up on stage with some of the male Hula Dancers.

In the coming weeks, I’ll be posting some of my images here, and on my Enlightened Images Facebook page.

“Aloha & Mahalo”




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  2. Richard Wong Says:

    Looks like a fun trip Gary. Hawaii is near the top of my list of places to go in the future. Are Luau’s organized events or just random parties you stumble into?

    Looking forward to seeing more.



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