Sunday, December 29, 2013

Obama's Hawaii: Ko`olau Mountains to Kawai Nui Marsh

A   L   O   H   A  !

 Nu`uanu Street
 in Downtown Honolulu
Rises into the
Becoming the Pali Highway.

Near Queen Emma's Summer Palace

" Every truth 
has two sides; 
it is as well to 
look at both, 
before we 
commit ourselves 
to either. "


 Kailua Town, Windward O`ahu 
I wish you could hear
the birds, waterfowl,
gently lapping waters,
and the breezes.

Yes, the Obama family
 is vacationing in Kailua.
If you paddle down this marsh
toward the beach,
you will meet Navy seals
before you get to see the Coast Guard cutter
and the other armed vessels lurking 
out of sight near the First Family's
 beach-front resting place.

The Obamas RENT the property.
There is no family compound.

Barack grew up in rental and
UH faculty housing.

During High School years,
 he lived in a modest apartment
(walking distance from here)
with his grandmother "Toot"
and WWII vet grandfather,
Stanley Dunham is buried
National Memorial Cemetery
of the Pacifc (Military)
Punchbowl, Above Honolulu

Resting Place of Heroes

“ The most powerful
 weapon on earth 
is the human soul 
on fire. ”

Ferdinand Foch

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                        Warmly, cloudia


Anonymous said...

I wish you a wonderful and successful New Year 2014

Anonymous said...

Beautiful scenes, from mountain to marsh. Hope the Obamas are able to rest a bit.

Jenn Jilks said...

You always share wise words, and fun photos!
This is interesting!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely rainbow.

Adam said...

happy sunday

Joop Zand said...

Lovely all these pictures they have nice colors Cloudia.

Wish you a fantastic New Year.

Greetings, Joop

Kay said...

Gorgeous photos, Cloudia. That is a stunning rainbow. That's a lot of tall buildings by Punchbowl.

Charles Gramlich said...

Love such beautiful natural places

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


And of course, the rainbow.

Thanks, Cloudia!

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Merlesworld said...

Great photos, I have never seen a green sky before.

Elephant's Child said...

What a magical spot to holiday - and to restore peace, serenity and perspective.

Leroy said...

The verdant countryside of Hawaii is outstanding!

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for these glimpses of your world, which the President and his family is sharing with you! What a beautiful world.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Such a beautiful isle; it must be a constant wonder to live there!

Cloudia said...

Your visits compete with sights like these as my best blessings of the day!! Thanks

It is human nature to become accustomed to our surroundings. There are unhappy people here, BUT I MUST say that the weather and surroundings often DO wake me up to wonder and gratitude. We pay certain prices to live on an island so far away from EVERYTHING, but we chose those "costs" and continue to happily pay our "Sunshine Tax."

Teresa said...

What gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing some of the inside story with us mainlanders.

Hilary said...

I love the way you pulled out the greens in the second image especially.

Akannie said...

Ah...dear Cloudia...such breathtaking beauty. I was only there once, back in '92 and would love to come back. Bless the President and his family, and I hope they enjoy their respite.

Cloudia said...

Thanks! You folks are so generous about my point and shoot photos. Thanks Picasa too, LOL

rupam sarma said...

Truly awesome photos, Beautiful post.

Anita said...

wow--what a great post!you sure got some good quotes my sweet friend!the last one is certainly true.

Are you living at the place Obama grew up?Jesus!That must be very much secret agents around him and much people in your town!i love the photoes Cloudia!Wish you a great 2014-May your dream come true my friend.