50 States – 50 Countries – Hawaii

Many folks have been lucky enough to visit our 50th state, but we were even luckier to live there for two years on the island of Oahu. Here are a few favorite shots we took and wanted to share of this island(s) paradise. We have so many great shots, I may do more later. (Featured Image is just outside Lahaina on Maui).hawaii Tahiti (3)Tahitian Dancers in the Polynesian Cultural Center show…

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DSC00210 (3)Iolani Palace on Oahu…

DSC01419 (2)Wild peacock and a banana tree in our backyard, Kailua, HI.

DSC00230 (2)Aloha Tower, Honolulu, HI…

DSC00197 (2)State Capitol Building, Honolulu. DSC01469 (2)Byodo-In Temple, Waimea, Oahu…

DSC01552 (2)King Kamehameha Highway headed toward the North Shore, Oahu…

DSC01524 (2)My daughter at Waimea Falls, Oahu…

DSC00225 (2)Early sailing ship, Oahu…

DSC00203 (2)Large banyan tree behind Iolani Palace, Oahu.

DSC02103 (2)Haleiwa Joe’s Haiku Gardens in Kaneohe, Oahu…

More later…ALOHA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 States – 50 Countries – Thailand

The exotic ancient kingdom of Siam celebrated in the musical “The King and I,” lies primarily on the Gulf of Thailand nestled between Burma, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Laos. Bangkok, the capital, teems with life, palaces, elaborate statues & palaces, elephants and speeding tuk tuks. Now a visual highlights tour of Thailand…FAR EAST 2009 ALL 245 (2)FAR EAST 2009 ALL 254 (2)FAR EAST 2009 ALL 209 (2)

The Chao Phraya River

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50 States – 50 Countries – California (Part 1)

The “Golden State” is big. Not Texas or Alaska big, but it takes up almost half of the “Left Coast.” Home to movie stars, Hollywood, several national parks, a wide variety of climates, a lot of liberal Democrats, Beach Boys, surfing, Spanish Mission, wineries, and a mix of many cultures and races. So many places, animals and people to see, I decided to break this post up into multiple parts.  Enjoy!

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State Capitol Building in Sacremento…

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Governor’s Mansion, Sacremento…

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San Diego…

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Coronado Hotel in San Diego. The site of the movie “Some Like it Hot.”

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Balboa Park in San Diego…

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Bodega Bay, film site for “The Birds.”

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Napa Valley home to many wineries…

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California wildlife…

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Wild Turkeys

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Roosevelt Elk

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Rare white pelicans

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Sea Lions

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Queen Mary, Long Beach

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Great Heron, Long Beach

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Sierra Mountains…

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Capistrano Mission…

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Many Victorian homes and hotels…

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Lava Beds National Monument…

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Hollywood Bowl, site of many famous concerts, including the Beatles in 1964 and 1965.

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Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, site of many Hollywood premieres…

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More of our photographs later!!