Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hawaii Trip 2016: Post 7 of 7... Snorkeling in Hanauma Bay

We spent a gorgeous few hours snorkeling in the famous Hanauma Bay.  It was my second visit and didn't disappoint! The photos never show the amazing beauty and color.....
Convict Tangs

Yellow Tang

Kelly checking out the coral

James and Jon

Jon and me

More convicts

The gang on our way back

Pano I shot of the bay with my iPhone

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hawaii Trip 2016: Post 5 of 7... Germaine's Luau

The luau was great fun.  If I had to compare, I still like Paradise Cove the best, though, for location and activities.  Still, FUN.

The retiring director brought his mom, who had now been to every state except Alaska.  She was amazing.

Our buds, D & K

The other director in a pensive moment. :)

Boba and Stormtrooper came along, of course.

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Student embarrassment was a must.  Hula!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hawaii Trip 2016: Post 4 of 7... Concert at the Arizona Memorial

Summer is my happy time when I get to breathe and catch up on a million blog posts!

Way back in March, when we were in HI, the honor band played at the USS Arizona Memorial.  That was the reason for the trip.  All the directors conducted beautiful pieces (these photos are a little Jon-specific, of course). It was a moving, amazing concert.

Unfortunately, the day was dreary and rainy (the rain started as soon as the concert ended, thank goodness) and no boats were going over to the Arizona because of that.  We were sad to miss that amazing experience, but enjoyed touring the Bowfin sub in lieu of it.

The last photo in this series says everything - it is a screen shot of facebook activity I posted the moment Jon conducted Eternal Father, Strong to Save.