2012


Here's a link to the 2012 yearly letter.



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Charles is 20, soon to be 21 in January. Yikes!

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Joseph is 18, and now a legal adult. Where has the time gone?

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We wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.

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Life is very good!

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Jean and her siblings reunited in Vermont - Pete, Jackie, Al, Jean, Liz, and Bobbie.




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Here we are in Hawai'i on the island of Oahu.

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The September weather was warm and beautiful, but quite breezy.

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The boys convinced us to "get Lost" on the island of Oahu.

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This is the dock used by the "Others" and was also part of the "Korean fishing village" in the "Lost" tv show.

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Charles was amazed at how small the submarine actually was, and that is was made out of styrofoam.

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Joe was thrilled (doesn't he look thrilled?) to be at Kualoa Ranch where much of Lost and several movies like Jurassic Park, Mighty Joe Young, Godzilla, 50 First Dates, and many others were filmed.

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Hawai'i was just as gorgeous as we had imagined it to be.

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The Kualoa Ranch had one beautiful vista after another.

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Here is Joe golfing with Hurley of "Lost" fame.

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We visited many different beaches. Sometimes the water was very warm, and other times surprisingly chilly.

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This is one of the most lovely beaches we visited on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

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Some of the shores were very rocky and were made out of lava.

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We had a great time exploring some remote lava tube caves.

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The boys crawled deep inside one of the caves. Dave and Jean weren't that adventurous.

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Joe and Charles took a thrilling trip parasailing over the Kona harbor.

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They soared hundreds of feet above the water.

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We visited the tourist town of Kona....

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...where we attended a traditional Lu'au.

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Charles and Dave drove around the island, stopping at the southern most point of the United States, and visited the famous black sand and green sand beaches.

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They visited  Hawai'i Volcanoes  National Park where they explored lava tube caves, looked into a crater of an active volacano, saw steam and sulfur vents, and took a nature hike through lovely tropical forests.

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We visited the Hulihe'e Palace and learned about the sad history of the Hawi'ian people.

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For his final adventure, Charles went snorkeling at night so he could watch the manta rays feeding on plankton.



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At the end of September, both Charles and Joe packed up their belongings and headed back to college. It was a great summer.


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