Sunday, January 18, 2009


So it's not quite out-of-country travel, but it was non-continental. I travelled to Hawaii with the Presidential Scholars group from Jan 2-11 and had a really great time. We spent several days on O'ahu and then a few more on Kaua'i. I did enjoy O'ahu, but it was much more built up than I expected. The high rises were more packed together than in downtown Raleigh! Kaua'i was much more my style. Some of the highlights were a trip to Pearl Harbor, parasailing, hiking Diamondhead, a helicopter tour, whale-watching and ziplining.
Flipper showing off for us

A butterfly at Foster Botanic Gardens

Spinner dolphins

Whale's tail

A humpback whale off the Na Pali coast

Rainbow over Kaua'i from our helicopter tour

Arizona memorial at Pearl Harbor

Palm trees at Pearl Harbor and the lighting is 100% natural, I didn't edit this


  1. Hi there how are you? I was looking through your blog and found it interesting and wanted to leave you a comment.

    I have an invitation for you to come and visit my art blog here in San Diego, and comment if you will.

    I think that you may enjoy the various labels and music videos I design for my art blog, hope to see you here soon and take care :)

  2. Loved the pictures and I love you. Have a great time in South Africa and be safe. I will keep up with the blog but will enjoy hand written letters to you on your travels. Keep taking such great pictures so we can all live your dream with you.

    Love Aunt Suzie

  3. Calley! Where are you!?! Have you been kidnapped by a pride of lions? We miss you!

  4. The Jackals, Rhinos, and the Elaphants are totally my favorites!!!!!