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Entries from July 2009

Highlights from Hawaii

July 19th, 2009 · No Comments

I have encouraged each member of our family to record a short audio message with AudioBoo of their personal highlight from our vacation. These are accessible from my AudioBoo profile page. As we are now on board our flight to the mainland and about to depart I do not think I have enough time to […]

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Tags: dad · travel

Observations from Kilauea

July 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Sarah, Rachel and Alexander recorded some observations this morning from the edge of Kilauea Caldera this morning using AudioBoo.

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Tags: brother · dad · littlesister · sister · travel

Cool at the Volcano House

July 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We flew from Honolulu on the island of Oahu to Hilo on the big island of Hawaii, today. We booked our flights early of course, the 1 way fare was $65 each, and the flight lasted 50 minutes. We spent several hours at a beautiful botanical garden today about 8 miles north of Hilo, and […]

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Audioboo Reflections from Pearl Harbor

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Our family visited Pearl Harbor today. Rachel and I recorded six new Audioboos tonight, reflecting on things we saw and learned today. These are all linked from my AudioBoo profile page. Since I am mobile blogging this from my iPhone I can’t embed the Audioboos, but I will link them separately below. Rachel: Torpedo At […]

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Tags: dad · littlesister · socialstudies · travel

Thinking about native cultures

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Our family enjoyed a luau this evening at the Hale Koa hotel in Honolulu, which is the military hotel on Waikiki. Since my dad is USAF-retired he could get us all tickets. The food and show were great. I am sure the closing fire dance act will be one of the big memories my kids […]

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Swimming at Waimea Bay

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

This afternoon we spent almost 2 hours swimming at Waimea Bay on Oahu’s north shore. I have heard about Waimea before as the location where some of the big wave surfing happens here in the winter, but it was my first time to visit. It was spectacular! The waves break very close to the beach […]

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Tags: dad · travel

Hike to Ka’ena Point

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Today we hiked about six miles round trip to Ka’ena Point. It is the northwest most point on Oahu, and there is a tower which serves as a lighthouse there. The view was pretty spectacular. We timed our hike so we arrived st low tide, and were able to explore the nearby tide pools. The […]

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Great food and Loopt

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

We have had some GREAT food so far in Hawaii. On our way to the north shore on Friday, we ate at The Dixie Grill. I ate there twice in Dec ’07 when I was here for the USS Oklahoma memorial dedication, and they did not disappoint. The fried green tomatoes along with peel and […]

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Tags: dad · food · travel

Beach Fun

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

It is a pretty wonderful thing for flatlanders like us to have an opportunity to play in the surf here on the north shore of Oahu! This is the camp where we are staying our first three nights here during our Fryer Family Reunion. We went to a nearby state park yesterday to swim in […]

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Seeing and Eating Pineapple

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

One of the highlights of our day yesterday was going to the Dole pineapple plantation to see and eat pineapple. I did some brief research and learned the origins of Dole lie with The Standard Fruit Company rather than The United Fruit Corporation. Both have an interesting political history, though I am more familiar with […]

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Vacation like a pensieve

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Our vacation seems to be functioning as a pensieve for me. My brain seems to be processing out a multitude of ideas at night, so they do not clutter my waking, conscious mind. I normally do not remember any dreams in the morning, but sleeping as we are in these camp cabin bunks here on […]

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Tags: books · dad · travel

D.C. Trip Back

July 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a voicethread on my trip back.

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Tags: brother · trip · voicethread

No kids in Oklahoma liquor stores

July 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Interesting that here in Oklahoma, state law prohibits any minors from entering a liquor store EVER, even if accompanied by an adult.

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Tags: dad

PixelPipe for Facebook and Flickr Photo Posts

July 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Looking for a way to post multiple photos to either Facebook or Flickr from a mobile phone, like an iPhone? I am, in advance of our vacation next week. PixelPipe is a free application and web service that can do this. I have been working on getting it configured this morning. I actually opted to […]

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Tags: dad · technology · travel

Watching FlipShare Videos

July 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Shelly got her inherited iPhone configured yesterday to watch FlipShare videos. Who says technology is always an alienating influence in our lives?! This is a photo of the girls watching a birthday video of my nephew at a local restaurant last night.

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Tags: dad · mom · technology

Offline Bible Versions

July 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I love using the free YouVersion iPhone Bible application. I recently downloaded some offline translations so I can use the app when I do not have wifi or cell network connectivity. (That does happen sometimes, often in our church basement.) I was amazed that at a touch of the mouse, an entire copy of the […]

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Tags: books · dad

Rachel explains LONG shadows

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Couldn’t resist asking Rachel to provide an audio explanation for long shadows today at the park! Listen! Technorati Tags: audioboo, recording, shadow, shadows

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Tags: littlesister · weather

Learning about Lincoln at Ford’s Theater

July 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Alexander recorded this AudioBoo after we toured Ford’s Theater today in Washington DC. Listen! My AudioBoo account is linked to Twitter so a link to this was automatically tweeted out, but when I posted this with WordPress for iPhone I was NOT able to copy/paste the actual embed code unfortunately. It would be great if […]

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Tags: brother · socialstudies · travel

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