Monday, June 13, 2011

My Joe's 30th Punahou School Reunion

My Joe went to the same high school as Barack Obama, but he grad two years after him (1981) and this past weekend was Joe's 30th reunion. It was fabulous, starting at Punahou school with the alumnae Luau, and then classmate, Bitsey Kelley's house on Diamond Head the next day for a picnic and swim party at her gorgeous house right on the water. Come with me on this journey and check it out:

 Rainbow over Punahou school as soon as we got there!

 Big tents set up on the field, the Luau has begun~

Ono hawaiian food: lomi salmon, poi, chicken long-rice, squid luau, sweet potatos and haupia for dessert, so yummy!

Class of 1981 is lookin' good!

The palaka shirt and dress-clad hula dancers wowed everyone~

The next day at Bitsey Kelley's (Joe's classmate) Diamond Head house, waterfront on 'Mansion Row', wow, what a great place to hang out~

The picnic

Joe decided to take a dip in the ocean and got a picture of the big wave that got me wet!

The whole gang on the front lawn

Erika hanging out on the fabulous lanai~

Kamaaina living room

Such big windows, the whole house is so open and has lots of lava-rock detail~

Love the little touches in this awesome beach house, what a great shelf to display shells!

Panoramic view of the kids' water-balloon toss from the 2nd floor lanai ~ what a great view!

The view down 'Mansion Lane' - you can see Doris Duke, the late, tobacco heiress' house at the end. Jim Nabors also lives in this neighborhood

Joe and da boys - looking good, Everyone! No way are you old yet~

My favorite shot of us~

Joe in da water, chillin' out~

Gorgeous, Old Hawaii-style, Kamaina house ~ nice candles in the fireplace (not many houses in Hawaii have fireplaces)

Of course we got out the guitar and harmonica and jammed on some tunes for the crowd!

Joe showed off a little, doing his beer-bottle-as-a-slide trick~

Joe's high school buddy borrowed his other guitar and jammed with us~

A perfect ending to a great reunion!  I guess at the next one in five years, Joe will be a physical therapy assistant and I will be a self-supporting artist, looking forward to it, big changes are coming for us and we're READY!~

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