Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Forgive the play on words ... I couldn't help it ... :-D
Those aboard this Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800, B-5456, received a lei greeting upon deplaning the airliner after arriving at HNL. These folks were part of the delivery flight team, and the lei were provided by the ground handling company. Before boarding the shuttle bus, the those on the flight took pictures at the bottom of the stairs.
I took this shot after B-5456 arrived from its flight from Boeing Field (Seattle, WA).
Friday, May 29, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Monday, May 25, 2009
The National Cemetery Of The Pacific, located in Pū‘owaina Crater, is heavily decorated to honor our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. Each grave marker is decorated with a lei and an American flag, as well as flowers from family and friends. The Memorial Day service also features a 21-gun salute from US Army Howitzer cannons and a F-15 fly over by the Hawai‘i Air National Guard.
On a personal note, Kat's dad is buried here, as he was a veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
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Friday, May 15, 2009
The Boeing 737 airliner is the most popular airliner ever built, over 6,000 models have been built since the late 60s. The 737 has been seen all over the world, on every inhabited continent. Due to it's relatively short range, under 3,000 miles, it's not designed to fly long over-water segments. Though a few airlines use the 737 to serve Hawai‘i from the US mainland and Canada. However, to deliver brand new 737s around the world, airlines usually make multi-stop treks from Boeing Field in Seattle, WA to its new home. Most Asian 737 customers receive their new "Baby Boeings", by crossing the Pacific Ocean with at least two stops.
Today's photo is of a brand new AIr China 737-800, B-5423, that is making its TransPacific journey from Boeing Field to Beijing, China. Honolulu is the first stop, in which the crew and aircraft will overnight here. The flight continues the next day, which departs for Majuro (Marshall Islands) then overnights at Saipan (Northern Marianas Islands), before arriving in Beijing.
I got this photo as I was returning from photographing another aircraft, and I wanted to get more angles of this 737. I was going for wide-angle lens look as we were driving around the 737.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Makawao is also known for its arts and crafts, as a majority of its shops are clothiers, artwork, and crafts. Sherri Reeve is one of those artists whose gallery / studio is a part of the Makawao artist community. She specializes in watercolor, and even doing 3-D layering of her work.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
We interrupt Theme Week for this special post ...
On May 5th, the people of Japan celebrate Boys Day. With 25% of Hawai‘i's population being of Japanese ancestry, the tradition of flying the carp (Koi) flags is carried on here as well. Girls Day is celebrated on March 3rd.
I got these koi flags while Kathy & I took a stroll around a shopping area in Hale‘iwa.
Monday, May 4, 2009
In the town of Makawao, is the restaurant called the Hali‘imaile General Store. It's owned by Beverly Gannon, who is one of 12 chefs credited with creating the Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine (a.k.a. Pacific RIm or Fusion - combining Asian and European cuisines). Kathy & I stopped here for lunch on day one of our Maui honeymoon ... and the food ... oh my gosh! It was so good! It was once a real general store, but now a full-scale restaurant and catering service.
When on Maui, you gotta try this restaurant! Great tasting food, large portions & reasonable prices! It's worth the drive!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This month's theme week takes us back to Maui, but specifically UpCountry Maui.
Today's photo of a lavender flower comes from the Ali‘i Kula Lavender farm in Kula. It was one of our stops before making our climb up Haleakalā. Kathy wanted to go the lavender farm, and it was a great suggestion. There were a lot of photo ops of flowers, and views of the northern half of Maui. The scent of lavender was so relaxing too!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The only place to find Krispy Kreme Donuts in Hawai‘i is in Kahului, on the island of Maui, and it's located near the Kahului Airport. One can get their donut fix either before just leaving, or right after arriving on "The Valley Isle". Kat & I did both ...
Today's photo was taken right after arriving on Maui to get our Krispy Kreme fix ... priorities ... we knew where our first stop was to be.