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hawaii 2012 – scenery

This is one of multiple posts of our trip to Oahu, Hawaii October 20-22, 2012.

There aren’t many photos that I can post that haven’t been taken millions of times by millions of other folks, but these photos are special because they were taken by me and Mike (mostly Mike).

First of all, the view from our room at the Ala Moana Hotel:I was so happy to be back in Hawaii that I didn’t even notice the dark clouds until I saw the photos.

How about some palm trees swaying in the breeze? Here you go…

A rainbow greeted us on our first day there.

And then a little later (drum roll, please)…

A double rainbow!

Now, photos in no particular order.


Mrs. WS here. I was thinking about all the schools I attended throughout my life and decided I should post them lest I forget where I went at some point in the future. The list is long because I was a Navy brat and we didn’t stay in one place very long.

Jefferson Elementary – Hawthorne, California

Pearl City Elementary – Pearl City, Hawaii

Uncasville Elementary – Uncasville, Connecticut

a school I can’t remember the name of in Norfolk, Virginia (I was there only six weeks)

Poinciana Elementary – Key West, Florida

Sigsbee Elementary – Key West, Florida

Montville High School – Montville, Connecticut (6th grade went to the high school)

Berkeley Jr. High – Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Chicora High – Charleston, South Carolina

Pacific Beach Jr. High – Pacific Beach, California

Kailua Intermediate – Kailua, Hawaii

Radford High – Honolulu, Hawaii

Cascade High – Everett, Washington

Abilene Christian College – Abilene, Texas

Los Angeles Trade Technical College – Los Angeles, California

West Los Angeles College – Los Angeles, California

El Camino College – Torrance, California

Antelope Valley College – Lancaster, California

There they are, all the schools I’ve attended. I had quite an education… east coast, west coast, Hawaii when it was a territory and a second time when it was a state. When I went to school in California it was one of the best school systems in the U.S.; now it’s near the bottom of the list. Schools in the east half of the U.S. were the strictest and I learned the most while attending them. Hawaii was the most laid-back, as would be expected, and I had a great time!