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The Big Island

September 26, 2009

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.