The Big Island

Here are some of the reasons we fell in love with the Big Island of Hawaii.  And why we want to go back.

Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea Volcano

Closer view

Closer view

Entrance to Thurston Lava Tube.  How amazing to walk through a fern forest to this huge tube imagining lava flowing from the volcano and through the tube.

Entrance to Thurston Lava Tube. How amazing to walk through a fern forest to this huge tube imagining lava flowing from the volcano and through the tube.

Inside the Lava tube

Inside the Lava tube

Waikoloa Beach Marriot and royal fishponds

Waikoloa Beach Marriot and royal fishponds

View from our lanea.  What's not to love

View from our lanea. What's not to love

Sunset at Anaeho'omalu Bay

Sunset at Anaeho'omalu Bay

The Big Island has such a variety of climates and landscapes.  On the drive from Volcoano, we went through rain forest, saw waterfalls and breathtaking cliffs, rolling hills of pastureland and then volcano desert.  The Marriott was fantastic and we all wished we’d spent all our vacation on the Big Island.

Next time I’ll show pictures of our snorkling trip.

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13 Responses to “The Big Island”

  1. McB Says:

    I think I want the view from your lanai for my screensaver. Nah, bad idea; I’d never get anything done.

  2. McB Says:

    The pictures are lovely, but the holidays are upon us. Time to spruce up your blog with som Indian corn, pumpkins and haystacks.

  3. orangehands Says:

    throws around some fall leaves

  4. Theresa Says:

    Hmm, let’s see. How about we rake up some of these nice fall leaves that OH just threw around and fill a few of these pumpkin trash bags. And we’ll line them up here just so.

    And I think we need a few turkeys running around the yard. Yes, that nice and Thanksgiving festive!

  5. Grandma and Grandpa Wright Says:

    How about the inflatable pilgrims to keep an eye on the turkeys? I like the shoe buckles the best.

    I know I have some things in the attic that RSS would just love!

  6. Scope Dope CherryBomb Says:

    How about some gourds to line up on the railings and of course you could intersperse some of those leaves, Theresa. Then over in the corner there would be a good place for a small fir tree covered with orange, green, yellow and red lights for Thanksgiving soon to be converted to a Christmas tree with some of Wapak’s little elves hanging off it.

  7. cc Says:

    I just picked up a snow machine- It’s designed for indoor use so I think it’ll be safe here- it shoots tiny bubbles that look like snow for about 20 feet but doesn’t get cold so we can all stay warm and enjoy the snow- I think it looks particularly fetching on the pumpkins and gourds

  8. McB Says:

    Ooh I like the turkeys.

  9. Theresa Says:

    Hmm, what else is thanksgivingy? Perhaps a cornucopia. Or two or three. And they had a sale on these small decorative gourds. I’ll just put one here….and here….and here….and I’m sure no one will trip on one here….in the planters along with the plants, why not!

  10. KdotLdot Says:

    I found some lovely indians to join the festivities. They balked when I asked them to wear loincloths though. But they did perk up at the idea of chasing the turkeys, as long as they were allowed to hunt a few of them and cook them up for dinner. They even offered to put up a traditional TeePee over there in the corner.

  11. McB Says:

    I don’t suppose they get to do that sort of thing much in India.

    And what’s a festive autumn holiday without a roaring fire to gather in front of?

  12. Merry Says:

    Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

    What, is it too early for carolling? Dang. How ’bout Turkeys roasting on an open fire…

  13. KJames Says:

    Pushes the last of the fall decorations out the back door and dusts off her hands before hanging a Christmas wreath on the nearest, um, palm tree…

    Merry Christmas, RSS, to you and your family!

    Damn, woman, you’re just not a blogger are you? Good thing you’re such a fantastic writer of stories. Hope you’re choosing to spend your time and effort working on your mss instead of over here.

    Wishing you peace and joy and a house full of boys! 😉 No, they’re not always mutually exclusive. Really.

    New year coming up, Robin. It’s going to be a good one. For both of us.

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