Paula Bender


SouthJersey Gal in Hawaii since ‘81. Wife to @AlohaJohn, wildly fun mom, HMSA writer, triathlete, blogger & poet; collector of smiles, apps, recipes & friends.

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I just told them how I used to climb trees. Now they are monkeys!

Cactus Flower

Making time for family at the KCC xeriscape garden.

A Good Sign.

Paina Cafe with Kid1

Dreaded mopeder helps us out by grabbing trash can off Kalamianaole Hwy by the canoe house! Mahalo, Dude!

Urban Quonsets

Good Morning from Oahu.

Heavenly bodies.

How can you NOT love beet salad?

Yeah, Baby! Coconut in my 3 Muskateers!

Get the rims, Dude!

Tween & Teen Orchestra plays Danny Boy

Hawaii Kai Potholes.

Sunset after my run.

Clouds over Koko Crater just before my run.

My sunset! See me taking a pic? Draw Something!

Leonard's Malasadas in Hawaii Kai!

It's Me Irish Luck!

Sunrise from Diamond Head looking toward the Kokos.