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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Solo canoe at sunset, Maunalua Bay.

Blue skies to the south, full clouds to the north west. Big weather blowing in.

From HMSA's 9th floor looking west.

John at Maunalua Bay

Charlotte at Maunalua Bay.

Smoked salmon , pulled BBQ chicken Benedicts; Cafe Kaila.

Sunrise behind Waikiki and Diamond Head.

Whale watching at Lanai Lookout

Yeah! 10938strides 585kcal 5.05miles 65min

Grabbing a sweater!

Not a dry eye in the house. Eric sings Iz's 'Over the Rainbow.'

Is it the same temp where you are as it is here in Hawaii?


Every night I like to watch the big ball drop.

Sunset over Maunalua Bay. Unfiltered.

Good Morning, Honolulu!

Yes, AIRHEADS is a word!

I paused tonight to shoot the sunset. Like?

Sunrise. Ala Moana Beach Park beyond the shopping center with the same name.

Today's sunrise shot with my iPhone, as usual, w/o filter.