Thursday, November 11, 2010

Travel Tip Thursday: Happy Veterans Day

First of all I'd like to say thank-you to all the veterans out there; those who have served and those who are serving.

My dad, my uncles, the men I grew up with all served in WWII.

May we never forget their service to our country.

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Today I was planning on staying home. Grading quizzes, reading drafts of student papers.

Catching up on laundry and chores....

Then my 18 year old son woke up at 6am - not a usual thing.

Next he asked me If I wanted to go to the North Shore with him and practice with my new camera by taking surf shots of him.

WTF, yes? Everything else can wait (we know it will be there when we get back).

Here's some photos with my new camera taken today on the North Shore.

That's my boy.
Remember, you can click on any of the photos to see them enlarged.

This was my view between surf shots. Nice, yes?


















Today's tip is twofold.

One. If you visit Oahu and stay in Waikiki, get a car and head to the North Shore. Bring your camera. Sit back and watch the surfers.

Two. Once in awhile, set the tasks aside and spend the day with a loved one. Especially if the loved one is a teenager.

Link on up with your own post and take us to your favorite place! Even if it is your own backyard.

19 comments:

Kristan said...

Ooo, great pics! And how nice of him to ask you to come. :)

blueviolet said...

Wow, he's got skills!

SSP said...

i took the bus all the way around the island summer of 2009. got on and off here and there, and ended up waiting a lot, but god, what a "horrible" place to have to wait for a bus (NOT). Love love love these shots!

only a movie said...

So impressed that he asked you to go and soooooo impressed with your mad camera skill.

Brian Miller said...

nice. these are great shots...with your new camera eh?

tulpen said...

What a sweet boy to ask his Mom to join him!!

And what fantastic shots she took with her new camera!!

sage said...

Sounds like a fun day! Great photos

ds said...

Wow. I see two talented people in this post: the awesome surfer dude/generous son, and his fabulous photographer mom. Well done!

Fragrant Liar said...

Great shots, Pseudo. Love surfer dudes and I'm always amazed at how they hang ten out there on those crazy waves.

If I ever get to the North Shore, I'll be sure to bring my camera.

Joanie M said...

Your photos are incredible!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I'm so glad you got some quality time to practice with your new camera! Yay! And yes ... when a teen WANTS your attention - it's a wonderful thing!
: )

Jan said...

Wonderful photos! And your tips, especially the one about putting things aside and spending the day with a loved one, is the best bit of advice I've heard in ages. I hope I get the opportunity soon to follow it.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Great shots! Great surfer! I have been to the North Shore, absolutely loved it.

TechnoBabe said...

Nice to know the teenager still likes to spend time with mom once in awhile. Glad you had the day off so you could be with him. Special.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow, a day at the beach with your son! It doesn't get better than that! And pics too. You are living right.
Woo-hoo.
xo jj

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King of New York Hacks said...

Great pics...good times..I need to move the trip there higher up on my bucket list now. ;-)

tera said...

I'm so jealous! It was all of 41 here today and threatening snow. We had a minuscule amount of snow yesterday that lasted all of a half hour. More snow expected later this week.

Ugh. I'm just not ready. No matter how many cuddly sweaters I own!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

"Time Well Wasted"