What happened was, a few months ago Doug discovered that Bill had never been to Hawaii, and as Doug was a Hawaii expert, having worked there off and on for 35 years, he invited Bill to join him and his wife Bonnie on a two-week island-hopping adventure in Polynesia. This was a chance to see it all in one trip.
So that's what they did, from January 31 to February 15, 2012. And what an adventure it was! Just look at them up there in that picture: Happy, aren't they? You bet they are, even though it does look like a picture of Beachbum Bill and the two Dwarfs. Hint: it's hard to see, but the beach slopes.