ELECTION 2004, HOME ON CLEGHORN ST TOUR GUIDE 2006 ATOP TANTALUS AND OVERLOOKING DIAMOND HEAD
BIG ISLAND TOUR GUIDE AT VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK RETURNING TO THE USS MISSOURI AT PEARL HARBOR
WITH INTERNATIONAL TOUR GROUP HUNTING FOR FRESH LAVA MY CZECH-SWISS FRIEND: HIS SHOE SOLES MELTED !
2006 PRO BOWL AT ALOHA STADIUM WE HAD SUNSHINE, THEN RAIN, THEN SUN AND ALWAYS A GOOD TIME
INSIDE THE STADIUM AS IT BEGAN TO FILL UP LIVE ACTION ON THE FIELD IN AN EXCITING GAME
DIAMOND HEAD VIEW FROM ABOVE MAKAPU'U LIGHTHOUSE ENTERING DIAMOND STATE PARK ON ANOTHER SUNNY DAY
ATOP DIAMOND HEAD LOOKING BACK AT WAIKIKI AND BEYOND ON THE TRAIL FROM MANOA FALLS TO TANTULUS
'SIGA' APPROPRIATELY FOUND THE CINAMMON TREES WE GOT WET AND LATER PLAYED TENNIS
SUNSET ATOP THE MAUNA KEA BY THE OBSERVATORIES TRAVELING THROUGH INDIA GET'IN MY 'SLIPPAHS' REPAIRED
While traveling through India, I was caught atop a mountain for 4 days and, after I finally made it back down, I had to have my Hawaiian sandals repaired (above right). India is an incredible country: I visited various places in Jammu and Kashmir to witness that apparent conflict, saw the Dalai Lama in the mountains north of Leh, lived in the heart of Delhi in the poorest of slums, researched Gandhi and what he thought of Hitler in Mumbai (at the same time a horrible bomb near the famous Gateway killed 200 people), was an extra in a Bollywood-made TV Commercial for Russia, looked into being an English speech trainer at one of the many call-centers for the world based in India, helped a local "bootlegger" make rum in the bush near a Tiger reserve, stayed a few days (it is free !) at the incredible Golden Temple (Sikh) in Amritsar, toured around the Taj Mahal and, most importantly, talked at end with the fascinatingly enlightened and peaceful people of India. India and China are the future and along with Russia, Brazil and the Middle East, all with their enormous wealth of natural resources, are the key countries we need to cooperate with to improve the world for all.