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For those of you who want to relive our trip near the Pacific Ocean. It'll always be a special over a week trip for my Sunshine and me.

Reagan Library in front of Air Force One with Claudia and Bryan

Reagan Library in front of Air Force One with Claudia and Bryan

June 26, 2008

N: Air Force One at the Reagan Presidential Library. It's a special place for a unique president in history. It's special place in Southern California.


Nicholas and Aurora at the lower level of the Air Force One Reagan Library

Nicholas and Aurora at the lower level of the Air Force One Reagan Library

June 26, 2008


Aurora at Downtown Disney Lego store next to Darth Vader

Aurora at Downtown Disney Lego store next to Darth Vader

June 26, 2008


Nicholas & Aurora at Reagan Library in front of Air Force One

Nicholas & Aurora at Reagan Library in front of Air Force One

June 26, 2008

N: This was my second visit to Ronald Reagan's Presidential Library. This time it was special because my Sunshine and Claudia and her son was with me. ;-)


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SunshineSleepingBeautyCastle6-27-08

June 27, 2008


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SunshineSideSleepingBeautyCastle6-27-08

June 27, 2008


Nicholas and Aurora at Sleeping Beauty Castle

Nicholas and Aurora at Sleeping Beauty Castle

June 27, 2008

N: I was so looking forward to taking a picture here at Sleeping Beauty castle, especially since I proposed marriage at Cinderella castle. It is a special place for my Sunshine.


Aurora at Disneyland under the "Happy Ever After"

Aurora at Disneyland under the "Happy Ever After"

June 27, 2008

N: I had to get my Sunshine under this sign ... and especially at the "Happiest Place on Earth!"


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HappiestKingdomonEarth6-27-08

June 27, 2008


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PortraitPrincessAurora6-27-08

June 27, 2008


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PortraitPaintingPrincessAuroraCastle6-27-08

June 27, 2008


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SleepingBeautyCastleatNight6-27-08

June 27, 2008


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SleepingBeautyCastleatNightUpClose6-27-08

June 27, 2008


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SleepingBeautyCastleatNightDiffAngle6-27-08

June 27, 2008


Nicholas & Aurora with Esther Daido at Bennihana

Nicholas & Aurora with Esther Daido at Bennihana

June 30, 2008

N: Bennihana Restaurant at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Thank you Esther for taking us out to eat. I will always remember this the volcanic onion! ... Because my wife enjoys putting up with me because of my love of onions! :-)


Nicholas and Aurora on the Hawaiian Airline flight to Hawaii

Nicholas and Aurora on the Hawaiian Airline flight to Hawaii

June 30, 2008

N: It's a dual self-portrait on the Hawaiian Airline plane from Southern California to Hawaii.


Nicholas and Aurora at the Pali Lookout

Nicholas and Aurora at the Pali Lookout

June 30, 2008

N: This was our first day in Hawaii. There were so many sites to look forward and seeing. Is that's why we were very happy?


Nicholas and Aurora at Pali Lookout

Nicholas and Aurora at Pali Lookout

June 30, 2008

N: This is the sign when we went to the Pali Lookout.


Nicholas at Dad's Grave Site

Nicholas at Dad's Grave Site

June 30, 2008


Nicholas & Aurora with Darnell and Micah at Paradise Cove

Nicholas & Aurora with Darnell and Micah at Paradise Cove

July 01, 2008

N: Paradise Cove on the North Shores of Oahu. It was my Sunshine's first luau. Of course, she couldn't get used to the poi and lomi lomi salmon because onions and her just don't get along.


Aurora at the Chinatown Sign

Aurora at the Chinatown Sign

July 01, 2008

N: My Sunshine did a great job posing ... don't you think?


Nicholas & Aurora ... the official Paradise Cove picture

Nicholas & Aurora ... the official Paradise Cove picture

July 01, 2008


Nicholas and Aurora at Paradise Cove beachfront

Nicholas and Aurora at Paradise Cove beachfront

July 01, 2008

N: We couldn't pass an opportunity to take a picture on a beach in Hawaii, right?


Aurora at Paradise Cove

Aurora at Paradise Cove

July 01, 2008

N: She was making her headband with the Pulmeria flowers.


Aurora inside Chinatown in Downtown Honolulu

Aurora inside Chinatown in Downtown Honolulu

July 02, 2008

N: Sunshine had to take a good picture in the middle of Chinatown in Hawaii, right?


Nicholas and Aurora with the Iolani Palace front in background

Nicholas and Aurora with the Iolani Palace front in background

July 02, 2008

N: This was taken right after the self-guided tour and we were leaving across the street to the King Kamehameha statute.


Aurora in front of King Kamehameha Statute

Aurora in front of King Kamehameha Statute

July 02, 2008


Nicholas in front of King Kamehameha Statute

Nicholas in front of King Kamehameha Statute

July 02, 2008


Hee Hing Restaurant: Mom's side family

Hee Hing Restaurant: Mom's side family

July 03, 2008


Hee Hing Restaurant: Mom's side family

Hee Hing Restaurant: Mom's side family

July 03, 2008


Hee Hing Restaurant: My sister, niece, brother-in-law & distant "cousins"

Hee Hing Restaurant: My sister, niece, brother-in-law & distant "cousins"

July 03, 2008


Hee Hing Restaurant: Melissa & Cris and her family

Hee Hing Restaurant: Melissa & Cris and her family

July 03, 2008


Hee Hing Restaurant: Uncle, Aunts & Cousins ...

Hee Hing Restaurant: Uncle, Aunts & Cousins ...

July 03, 2008


Aurora at the Entrance of Punchbowl

Aurora at the Entrance of Punchbowl

July 03, 2008

N: We stopped at the road leading up to Punchbowl. That is Diamond Head in the background behind all the hotels.


Aurora with the Poi balls at Polynesian Cultural Center

Aurora with the Poi balls at Polynesian Cultural Center

July 03, 2008

N: This was the interactive part of the Polynesian Culture Center in the New Zealand culture. Sunshine wanted to play with the Poi balls! LOL


Nicholas & Aurora at Bishop Museum ... The Volcano!

Nicholas & Aurora at Bishop Museum ... The Volcano!

July 03, 2008

N: A mock volcano that showed up what's the real thing on the Big Island is all about!


Nicholas & Aurora near Blow Hole on the eastern side of Oahu

Nicholas & Aurora near Blow Hole on the eastern side of Oahu

July 04, 2008

N: This is the kind of sunny blue skies that gets me really happy!


Nicholas and Aurora at the Pagota Hotel

Nicholas and Aurora at the Pagota Hotel

July 05, 2008

N: This was taken right after my niece's graduation party.


Aurora in front of the Pagota hotel waterfall

Aurora in front of the Pagota hotel waterfall

July 05, 2008


Nicholas and Aurora on the trolley at Waikele Shopping Center

Nicholas and Aurora on the trolley at Waikele Shopping Center

July 05, 2008

This was a dual portrait on a trolley at a west side shopping center. ;-)


Hilton Hawaiian Villiage: the Rainbow Tower

Hilton Hawaiian Villiage: the Rainbow Tower

July 06, 2008

A different view of the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.


Aurora on the North Shores at Aoki Shave Ice

Aurora on the North Shores at Aoki Shave Ice

July 06, 2008

N: We enjoyed a Shave Ice at Aoki's.


Nicholas and Aurora on the North Shore of the Island

Nicholas and Aurora on the North Shore of the Island

July 06, 2008

N: This was the last stop before heading back to the hotel to freshen up, head to the airport and leave to head back home.


Aurora in Las Vegas with the New York New York hotel in the background

Aurora in Las Vegas with the New York New York hotel in the background

July 07, 2008

N: We made a drive through the Las Vegas Strip. We stopped off at a convenience store for some Mountain Dew before the quick tour. I thought it would be neat taking a picture. ;-)


Aurora on the Northwest trip back home with the Las Vegas Strip out the window

Aurora on the Northwest trip back home with the Las Vegas Strip out the window

July 07, 2008

N: I thought this was a great picture of my Sunshine with the Las Vegas Strip in the background. I had great timing to get both in the same frame. ;-)