From October 7-17, 1999 our office staff enjoyed the beauty of christmas. We attended the ADA's Technology Day II all day on October 8th and many other very informative seminars October 9th through the 12th! After five educational days in Honolulu, we flew from Oahu to the Big Island of christmas for two days then on to Maui for an additional three days! Everyone had a wonderful excursion and brought home many memories of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Performers at the ADA's Opening Show in Honolulu (Oahu) Nice luau!
Looking over the sunken USS Arizona, the final resting place for Navy and Marine personnel aboard on Dec 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor (Oahu)
Sunset over the USS Arizona Memorial
Yes, we did have to attend 5 days of seminars at the brand new Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu (Oahu) Yes, it IS Dr. Jeffrey Sherman
Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach (Oahu) No. It's not a postcard; I took that picture!
Helicopter tour over active volcano and lava flow, Volcano National Park (Big Island of Hawaii)
See actual VIDEO footage from OUR helicopter tour
11 minutes of streaming video with narration from pilot Miles Stephens! (Note: the audio is a bit distorted by the helicopter's rotor noise.) It was challenging to condense 2 wonderful hours of flight into an internet video, but hopefully there's enough to appreciate the grandeur of an active volcano, the majesty of a 2,800ft waterfall, and the beauty of the Big Island coastline.
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Let's see what's smoking in that hole! Volcano National Park (Big Island of Hawaii)Uh huh! It's definitely erupting!
How many THOUSAND feet was that water falling? (Big Island of Hawaii)
Sunrise atop Haleakala. Look DOWN at those clouds (Maui)
Mountain biking down Haleakala... 10,000 feet to sea level. Yes! We ARE wearing long pants and coats. It's COLD at 10,000 feet- even in Hawaii. (Maui)
Parasailing at LaHaina (Maui)
Neat souvenirs for Blair. Can you tell he's excited? You can see him thinking, "Mommy and Daddy went to Hawaii, and all I got was...."