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Vicki McKenna in Hawaii

Here are some photos from Vicki's recent trip to Hawaii.

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    Vicki arrives in Hawaii.
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    Vicki poses with one of the travelers in her party.
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    Vicki declares the ocean to be hers for the next seven days.
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    Vicki's travel group poses for a picture.
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    The Hibiscus is the State Flower of Hawaii.
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    Banyan Trees are numerous on the Islands.
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    A sea turtle moves in for a close up.
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    Sea turtles fight for the best position to be in the shot.
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    A sea lion waves to Vicki. "I'm ready for my close up Mr. DeMille."
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    A penguin is unsuspectedly caught primping for visitors to Sea Life Park...
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    ...Oh hi there, welcome to Sea Life Park.
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    Vicki enjoys a swim with dolphins at Sea Life Park
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    No Vicki, you can't take the dolphin back to Madison.
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    Sorry you have to stay here.
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    Um, no I wasn't going to take the dolphin.
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    An interesting lava rock formation near a blowhole on the east side of Oahu.
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    A cool blowhole on the east side of Hawaii
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    Mist hovers over the trees on the "wet" side of Oahu.
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    Future Madison backyard dwellers? Hop on a plane guys you're always welcome in Madison.
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    The USS Oklahoma Memorial.
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    You can visit the USS Missouri.
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    Another view of the USS Missouri.
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    The USS Arizona Memorial.
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    The entry way to the USS Arizona Memorial..
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    An map explains where the memorial sits in relation to the USS Arizona.
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    The names of those who died on the USS Arizona, on December 7.1941, are listed in the shrine section of the memorial.
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    A closer view of the wall of names.
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    A view of the submerged USS Arizona.
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    This mooring quay was added to the USS Arizona after she sank.
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    It is a tradition, to scatter the flowers from your lei over the USS Arizona, as a way to honor those who died on that fateful day.
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    Gun turret number 3 on the USS Arizona still stands. The concrete mooring quay (to the right) wa sadded after the ship was attacked.
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    The USS Arizona is the only non-commissioned ship in the US fleet to have an American Flag flying over her. The USS Arizona is considered an active US military cemetery.
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    One of the many plaques honoring the fallen on the USS Arizona.
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    Another plaque honoring the brave souls whom lost their lives that December morning.
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    This plaque is another honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on the morning of December 7,1941.
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    Vicki went deep sea fishing, this is Chuck Wilson (center), the owner of the Fire Hatt Sportfishing in Kona. People say Fire Hatt is the best charter sevice in Hawaii.
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    This is Abigail, the angling dog.
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    Vicki sets the reel tension on her rod as she prepares to catch a big one.
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    Captain Mike gives Vicki a hand reeling in her big catch.
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    Vicki caught a 48 inch (44lbs) Ono.
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    Captain Mike and Vicki display the Ono flag they flew as they came back in to harbor.
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    This is Chuck and Linda Wilson. Chuck is the owner of Fire Hatt Sportfishing in Kona. People say Fire Hatt is the best fishing charter in Hawaii. Vicki made their front page. http://www.firehattsportfishing.com
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    This is Vicki and her travel party at Chuck and Linda Wislon's place. (front row from left to right:Vicki, Sharon, Rose and Linda. Back row: Mike, Lanny, Mark and Chuck.)
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    A beautiful sunset viewed from Chuck and Linda Wilson's backyard in Kona.
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    There were a lot of couples on the trip.
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    This is another of the couples enjoying Hawaii.
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    Another of the couples Vicki met in Hawaii.
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    Yet another couple enjoys the serenity of Hawaii.
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    A beautiful sunset enjoyed from the harbor.
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    This couple rode a Harley all the way around the island of Hawaii.
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    This is sea turtle in the wild. The turtle was seen near on of the black sand beaches of Hawaii.
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    This is a closer view of the sea turtle.
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    Vicki stands at the crater of Mauna Loa.
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    One of Mauna Loa's craters erupting.
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    Vicki walks through a lava tube on Mauna Loa.
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    This is the Ne Ne bird. It is the State Bird of Hawaii and is also a relative of the Canadian Goose.
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    Vicki prepares to baord a helicopter for an arial tour of Hawaii.
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    This is a cloud of steam created when the molton lava hits the ocean.
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    The Kilauea caldera.
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    The red lava "skylight".