Hawaii!

Dinarte's birthday bash in Maui, and a side trip to the Big Island

Our room at the Four SeasonsKenny in the pool


Kenny drinkingHula dancers


Dinarte does the hula tooHaleakala


Haleakala - base of craterMiddle of crater


Eric hikingBase of Halemau trail


Windsurfers at Ho'okipa beachKenny gets slathered with sunblock


Kilauea crater at Volcanoes National ParkOcean at Volcanoes National Park


Hale'maumau craterKenny gets a ride


Steam bluffsSteam is hot


Pheasant mating danceKenny got his very own infant boarding pass on the flight to Honolulu


There's plenty of leg room in first class...We forgot toys for the flight over, so I put some pennies and a flower into a water bottle for Kenny as a rattle.


Tom and LisaChuck and Erik


Jonathan and LucySean and Joe


Sylvia, Kenny and EricHonolulu


The view from our room at the Four SeasonsA very nice welcoming cheese platter


They had a little gift package for Kenny, including swim diapersThey also spelled out his name in little sponges next to the tub!


The view on the beach - black volcanic rock, and white coral, that will at some point in the future become sandDinner at the Pacific Grill


We loved the hotelBreakfast buffet - yummy!


Kenny gets to try some papayaKenny in his swim diapers


Kenny and mommy at the pool


Kenny plays waiter at poolside, with one of the little iced cloths they hand out.Beautiful grounds


You could exercise if you wanted to (we didn't)


View from the club level patio


Fresh arrangements in the lobbyThe reading area at the club level lounge


Another view from our patio


At the birthday party. Not all of these photos are ours.


The settingEveryone got "leied"


Erik, Steve and Maria, Dinarte's sisterEric taking pictures of everyone's leis


The man himself - Dinarte with a very stylish leiEvery guest got a gorgeous lei. We took pictures of most of them.


ChuckLisa


SteveTom


SeanLucy


ErikJoe


JohnJonathan


EricMaria


The group pictureJohn and Dinarte


Sylvia, Dinarte and EricJoe, Dinarte and Sean


Lisa and TomSteve and Maria


Sylvia and EricLucy and Jonathan


The gaysThe guys


The galsWe had no bow for Dinarte's present, so we substituted flowers.


Beautiful sculpted ice Happy Birthday sign.The "over the hill" birthday cake


The hula show was top-notch.




Eric gettin' down


Dinarte surrounded by hula dancers


Dinarte and John with the hula dancers, after the show.Lucy with a palm headdress


These were the most scrumptious little cakes. The one on the far left had its topping licked off by a stray cat.The next day, we drove to Haleakala National Park, and did a hike down the Sliding Sands trail, and up the Halemau trail. Some views from the drive up.


Science city, on the top of Haleakala, where all the observatories are


There was a group riding horse about to go down the mountain as well - luckily they took a long time to get going, so we never saw them in the crater. As a matter of fact, we saw nobody at all in the crater the whole day, except for 3 people that were walking out when we were about 15 minutes into the hike.Views of the crater


Thank goodness the weather started to get a little warmer here. At the top it was freezing cold and windy