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Personal stories and anecdotes.

  1. Alz

    I never wanted to write about this topic but after seeing this today I couldn’t help but share my Alzheimer’s experience. If you watch Seth Rogan’s testimony you’ll briefly hear about his mother-in-law and the complications, conditions and problems they had; my mom had those very same issues, exactly the same. After years of trying…

  2. White Tip Shark

    The video didn’t end showing how awesome this was but this is the best I have. What’s missing is how close we (snorkel guide with me on the outer part of the reef) got by swimming down, I had given him my camera but I didn’t get a chance to tell him it was already…

  3. Dole, North Shore and Turtle Beach

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    Took a trip to the Dole plantation and toured the grounds on a train and had a ton of fun breaking up into teams to complete the huge maze, apparently the worlds largest maze. After we went to a Haleiwa (North Shore) beach, Laniakea Beach also known as turtle beach. Watching the turtles eat their…

  4. Rest and Relaxation

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    Our second day on Honolulu was uneventful and filled with a lot of relaxing, swimming, more relaxing at the beach, relaxing, slides, lazy river and a bit of drinking in between. The kids went to Auntie’s Beach House for some activities while we relaxed and planed our next few days. For dinner we ended up…

  5. From Hilo to Honolulu

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    We ventured out first thing in the morning for the long drive back to Hilo. Our plan was to hit up a Ken’s House of Pancakes before our flight but it ended up being a bust; I dropped Sara off with the kids to get a seat and place our orders while I went to…

  6. Hilo, Helicopter Volcano Tour and Falls

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    Our third full day revolved around a helicopter volcano tour that we would take in the afternoon in Hilo. The drive wasn’t too bad, the kids were surprisingly civil with each other. We walked downtown for a while, shopping in it’s little shops and settling for a mexican restaurant that had some very unique Hawaiian…

  7. Snorkel Trip to Captain Cook

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    This was our day to snorkel and without much a plan we headed to Kona Boys in south Kona to rent stuff and ask about places. After a fair bit of going back and forth we decided to do the “45 minute” hike to Kealakekua Bay, regardless of wether she said it probably wasn’t a…