The Getaway, Hawaii, HI, May 2013

This year’s big summer vacation was to Hawaii (the Big Island). Can’t say enough good things about the place… relaxing, great food, so much to do. It’s incredible. The photos below don’t do it justice, but I tried to include a little something different than the usual Hawaiian vacation photos.

Two highlights: driving 14,000′ above sea level to the top of Mauna Kea and hiking out to the southernmost point in the United States (coming within a year to the day of visiting the northernmost point┬áin the United States!).

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Holy Coconut

Holy Coconut

Pink Hibiscus

Pink Hibiscus

Frangipani

Frangipani

Waiting for a bite...

Waiting for a bite...

On the Water

On the Water

Butterfly + Frond

Butterfly + Frond

Yellow-billed Cardinal

Yellow-billed Cardinal

Gecko

Gecko

South Point Fishing

South Point Fishing

Alaskan Brewing Co. Represent!

Alaskan Brewing Co. Represent!

Looking Up

Looking Up

Windswept

Windswept

Southern Hawaii Grafitti

Southern Hawaii Grafitti

Southernmost Landfill?

Southernmost Landfill?

Lost Sole

Lost Sole

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Surf

Green Sand Surf

Broken

Broken

South Point Sunset

South Point Sunset

Grazing

Grazing

Windfarm and Cows

Windfarm and Cows

Moo

Moo

Powerful Sunset

Powerful Sunset

Wrapped Up

Wrapped Up

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo

Pencil Urchin

Pencil Urchin

Partial Solar Eclipse

Partial Solar Eclipse

Maui from 14,000 Feet

Maui from 14,000 Feet

Mauna Kea Observatories

Mauna Kea Observatories

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Most Scenic Stop Sign Ever

Most Scenic Stop Sign Ever

Mauna Kea Fog

Mauna Kea Fog

Hilo Alley

Hilo Alley

Hawaiian Zebra

Hawaiian Zebra

Road Closed... Really?

Road Closed... Really?

PBR + Lava

PBR + Lava

Lava Field

Lava Field

Sunset + Clouds

Sunset + Clouds

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Kona, HI, January 2011

I’m going to keep this short: if you’ve never been to Hawaii, go. All the good things you’ve ever heard about it are true. Here’s proof.

Koi Koi

Koi Koi

Clipped wings

Clipped wings

Pinks and purples

Pinks and purples

Palms in the morning

Palms in the morning

Good day to be on the water

Good day to be on the water

Palms in the evening

Palms in the evening

Ninja kitty

Ninja kitty

The view

The view

Respite

Respite

Sea turtle rest

Sea turtle rest

Dusky

Dusky

Sunset in Paradise

Sunset in Paradise

Eagerly Awaiting

Eagerly Awaiting

Yellow

Yellow

Trashy Gecko

Trashy Gecko

Ol Blue Chair

Ol Blue Chair

Holy Rock

Holy Rock

Surf & Sunset

Surf & Sunset

Rushing Surf

Rushing Surf

Pancho & Leftys

Pancho & Leftys

What do you DO with a mermaid when you catch one?

What do you DO with a mermaid when you catch one?

I see you

I see you

Urchin

Urchin

Sunshine and Clouds.

Sunshine and Clouds.

Flutterby

Flutterby

Koi KoiClipped wingsPinks and purplesPalms in the morningGood day to be on the waterPalms in the eveningNinja kittyThe viewRespiteSea turtle restDuskySunset in ParadiseEagerly AwaitingYellowTrashy GeckoOl Blue ChairHoly RockSurf & SunsetRushing SurfPancho & LeftysWhat do you DO with a mermaid when you catch one?I see youUrchinSunshine and Clouds.Flutterby