Hawaii 2011

While Hawaii 2011 was another fun gathering of the K-Krew, my Dad passed away six months earlier, so it wasn't the same as previous years such as Hawaii 2010. But he would have wanted us to go and have the good time we did; several times I felt he was there with us in spirit. A summary is below with more pics/videos at these links:
    Panoramic Sunrise at Kailua Beach - Sunrise Portraits - Boogie Boarding & Surfing - Kyle's Marine Haircut!

Family portrait

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A bit more zany Family Portrait - mouseover image to see in action

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Kyle and I were delayed 3 hours so they could fix a leaky seal on the door - D'OH! ;-)

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Since the DEN-HNL flight was late, we saw a nice sunset coming into Hawaii

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Kyle (before Marine Haircut) with sunburned Uncle Kurt - mouseover image to see 'em flex

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Kyle's Marine Haircut: Front, Side, and Back profile at Sunrise on Kailua Beach, Hawaii

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Kyle Marine Haircut

YouTube Video of Sergeant Kurt and Private Kyle on Sunscreen Safety!

Kyle at sunrise with Marine Haircut - mouseover image to see without flash

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Kurt and Kyle mixing it up Marine style - mouseover image to see Kurt land his kick! ;-)

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Sunrise at Kailua Beach, Hawaii

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180° Panoramic image of the sunrise

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Kyle and Kara at sunrise - mouseover image for less serious look! ;-)

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Hannah smiles for the camera as the sun rises through the clouds

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Kaelyn has a big smile for Grandma

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Kaelyn, Myke, and Li-Ming

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"Wooooo ... this water is cold and deep - get me outa here!!!"

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Kyle and Sophia working on their sand castle - mouseover image to see wave come in
YouTube video of 'em working on the Sand Castle

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Hannah, Kyle, Kara, and Sophia in their fort

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Kaelyn is quite busy in her "own" world - mouseover image to see her go back to work! ;-)

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Watching the Moon Rise from the deck

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Fisherman trying to catch stuff under a full Moon

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Long exposure of Kurt, Kara, Mary, Kris, Mom, and Kyle around the beach fire

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Steve, Kurt, Stephanie, Kris, and Kyle do a group Boogie Board

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Kyle and Kara on Boogie Boards - they were quite the team

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Kris in the tunnel - mouseover image to see not quite as impressive wide-angle view

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Nick only had a few days in Hawaii, but whooped it up strong

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Uncle Myke "helps" Kyle and Nick learn how to balance on the Long Board! ;-)

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Little bit easier when one is sitting on the Long Board ... plus having Uncle Kurt as ballast

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Kyle, Kris, and Kara better start paddling fast ... NOW! ;-)

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Then it was time to try surfing on the Long Board ... first attempt didn't work too well

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But pretty soon, Nick was looking like a pro!

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Kurt was also a bit wobbly at first, but picked it up fast

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Kara rocked on the board

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Kyle "flying" over the waves - mouseover image for wide-angle view

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Kyle and Kris take a break from surf boarding

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So Kyle goes back in the waves for some body surfing - D'OH!

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P90X takes on the waves at Kailua Beach - Myke says "Bring It!"

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Kris and Myke paddle out "Hawaii Five-O" style in the Kayak

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Kyle Snorkeling at Lanikai Beach - mouseover image to see without flash

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Alek, the fearless underwater photographer!

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There was a little bit of "action" underwater to see and photograph

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Alek and Kurt scuba-diving ... pictures taken by fellow driver with Canon G9 in hard case

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Alek up close with a turtle

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Kurt hanging upside down and hamming it up with the turtle

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Dragon's Nostrils near the Makapu Lighthouse - these were wild!

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My Dad enjoyed hanging out on the deck overlooking the ocean - bummer he wasn't there to be with us ... :-(

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