Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lots of Fun in the Sun

My days are full and I am happy to be in Hawaii. Here are some things we have been doing, from marina hopping to Waikiki Hawaiian Shows to Doris Duke's Estate- Shangra'la
I can always find a nice tree to hug

Banyan tree

I found Sarah- Joyce's Cape Dory 27 It is for sale and survived the tsunami
I was looking for Jean's Namaste a Gulf 32 at LMSC but found this one instead-for sale
Friday night races in the AlaWai to Honolulu Harbor Buoy and back.

Doris Duke at age 12, became the richest person in the USA when her father died. At 22 she was visiting Hawaii and fell in love with it. On the back slopes of Diamond Head, she built her home in the 30's and named it Shangra'la. She has the largest collection of Islamic art in the world, so Jean and I took a wonderful tour of the estate thru the Honolulu Academy of Art. While we were only allowed to take photos on the outside, you can go to google images to see what an invisionary she was. The house is beyond anything imaginable. It is staggering to see what she created.

Home Page - Doris Dukes Shangri La
Entry Pools

The side yard

Jean on lanai from the dining room.

What a view

Twins with Cyril Pahinui at Outrigger Hotel