A Trip to Oahu & Maui
There were a number of reasons why almost the entire family decided to go to Hawaii, ie;
my wife's parents (Ron & Elaine)
were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary,
one of my wife's brothers (Chris) was going to get married, my oldest son & his fiance came
to join the festivities, and the rest of us came along in
order to help everyone celebrate.
This is a great view of Honolulu and Diamond Head in the distance, taken from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
If you have never been to Hawaii and you are planning a trip there, or you just want to know more about it, here are some good sources of information;
Will's House Rental near Ewa
William & Jeremy Posing at the rental Will had acquired at the southern tip of Oahu, near Ewa.
Talk about a beautiful setting for a wedding! The Pacific Ocean was just behind the activities, a beautiful hotel was behind us and the weather that day was excellent.
This is one of the largest banyan trees in the United States. Imported from India and planted in front of the Lahaina Courthouse and Lahaina Harbor on 1873, this sprawling tree along Front Street is the size of an entire city block and stands more than 60-feet high.
There were four generations of the family present at the wedding, which provided us with a unique opportunity to get most of them posing for pics prior to the wedding.
The Helicopter tour flying past the western slopes of Haleakala National Park headed towards Hana and the Seven Sacred Pools at Ohe'o.
National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific
National Memorial Cemetary of the Pacific, looking back towards Diamond Head & Honolulu.
Difficult to get everyone to look at the camera and smile, Grandpa Malcolm & Chris were the only ones to respond to the "smile everyone" statement!
Haleakala Summit is Cold!
We are huddled together because it is cold at the top of Haleakala (10,023 feet) waiting for
FACT: On any given day, the temperatures in the Haleakala National Park can range from a high of 80°F (27°C) in Kīpahulu (coastline near Hana) to a low of 30°F (-1°C) at the summit. In either area clouds and rain can quickly replace warm sunshine.
Maui Coastline from Haleakala Summit
Looking down from Haleakala, when the clouds parted, we were able to see the Maui coastline way below us.
FACT: The summit tops out at 10,023 feet above sea level, but if measured from its base on the ocean floor the summit of Haleakala volcano is approximately 30,000 feet tall!
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