free hit counter AKDmax: July 2005

Sunday, July 24, 2005

A Sunday drive...

We went out today to one of my favorite stores to look at lathes and woodturning tools. Well, we found ourselves in downtown Honolulu. Since there was very little traffic, and even less tourists, we stopped at Queen ‘Iolani’s palace and checked out the statue of King Kamehameha I that is located across the street.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

A trip around the Pacific, 8 Islands in 4 hours! Whew!

We went to the Polynesian Cultural Center are a couple pictures from the trip. I've always been intrigued by the pictures that showed the ring of fire from the dancers, well here you go. It wasn't difficult, just set my Cannon SD500 to night snapshot and clicked away. Next time I need to work on the focus but I did this all without the display on to keep from disturbing those around me. Hope you enjoy them...

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Here are some more pictures as promised. These are from the Maui Ocean Center. Some very bizarre fish in the ocean!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

It doesn't get any better than this!

Aloha! We just returned from a 4 day trip to the island of Maui. Here are a couple pictures from a snorkel trip we took. We visited the island of Molokini and went to an area that had a family of green sea turtles. The fish, turtles, and an eel were very cooperative and posed for dozens of pictures. I will post more pictures as the week progresses so check back soon...

Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy July 4th! Today we celebrate our independence from Britain.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands. One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Take some time today to reflect on the freedoms you have been granted by our forefathers. Don't forget to thank a veteran for fighting for those freedoms!