Honolulu, Hawaii

2019-03-12T13:41:07-07:00February 12th, 2019|Hawaii|

We "lei'd" over in Honolulu for a few days on our way to the South Pacific.   Stopping at the Pearl Harbor Museum was both emotional and educational.

Moist Maui

2018-01-18T11:20:00-08:00December 20th, 2017|Hawaii|

An understatement! Apparently Hawaii's hurricane season lasted longer than expected.  We were deluged with a string of tropical storms.

All that LAVA!

2017-09-14T09:49:24-07:00February 12th, 2011|Hawaii|

Huge lava flows leave miles of black as far as the eye can see.  The Big Island airport at Kona is like landing in an ashtray.  Desolate and stunningly beautiful at the same time.Along the south shore, [...]

hot Hot HOT!!! Lava in Kilauea

2017-09-14T09:49:24-07:00February 8th, 2011|Hawaii|

Words can't describe the thrill of being in a boat,  15 ft. away from molten lava dripping into the sea.  We FELT the heat.  Note the palm trees above the  lava, oblivious to the chaos [...]

Big Island Favorites!

2017-09-14T09:49:24-07:00February 7th, 2011|Hawaii|

Ahalanui is the Big Island nature's decadence:  salt water sluiced into a lava "pool" with tiny fish nibbling at your toes, volcanically heated to 90 degrees of heaven.Natural steam saunas:  worth the short but gnarly hike, heated by [...]

Hawaiian Whales, Black Sand and Banyon Trees

2017-09-14T09:49:24-07:00February 7th, 2011|Hawaii|

That's 45 TONS of humpback whale breaching on the surface of the water.  These guys weigh a ton per foot!  Doesn't he look like he's taking a bow for his adoring fans?  He was actually quite romantic, our boat captain dropped [...]

Ah, Hawaii!!

2017-09-14T09:49:24-07:00January 25th, 2011|Hawaii|

A flower behind the left ear (same side as the  wedding ring) means this wahine is taken.  Near sunset, the conch shell is blown,  and the torches are lit. That white thing is a RAMBUTAN, [...]

Wailua Falls in Kauai

2017-09-14T09:49:43-07:00January 12th, 2009|Hawaii|

We had to swing out on a rope swing to take this shot (just kidding, Mom). These falls have been in several movies (Jurrasic Park, Indiana Jones) but are most famous from Fantasy Island "Boss! [...]

Biking in Kapa’a

2017-09-14T09:49:43-07:00January 10th, 2009|Hawaii|

Hop on and take off - this was five star scenery with one star of effort! The coastal bike ride from Coconut Coasters was one of the best things we did on Kauai - with [...]