10 April 2008

Thirteen Random Vacation Pictures

Thirteen pictures from our recent trip to Hawai'i. Enjoy!

One thing you may notice is that I seem to be incapable of holding the camera level. It has nothing to do with the number of mai tais consumed. Honest.

My husband and I with the first (of only a few, honest) mai tais of the week.

Coastline near Pololu Valley.

Sea turtle, south Kona coast.

Marie explaining how coffee is grown and harvested at Bayview Coffee Plantations, south Kona region.

Ceiling of Painted Church, south Kona region.

One of many varieties of ginger that grows on the island.

No, that's not me. That's Lauren, a young lady celebrating her birthday by jumping off the cliff at South Point.

Lava Tube Trail, Volanoes National Park

One of many geckos we met on our travels.


'Nother sea turtle, temporarily trapped in a lava tide pool until the next high tide comes along.


Orchid garden at Hawai'i Botanical Garden

Pu'u O'o Crater, the black sheep of Kilauea that's been behaving badly recently.

Lava from Pu'u O'o pouring into the ocean. Sadly, you're looking at what used to be the beloved village of Kalapana. The hand with the death grip on the oh-sh!t handle belongs to my son. :)

Black sand beach at Waipi'o Valley.

Mauna Loa, as seen from the slopes of Mauna Kea.

Sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea. This was followed by a chilly but so-worth-the-frostbite star talk at the Onizuka center.

Um, that was more than 13, wasn't it? :)

See other Thursday 13s!


Picturing of Life said...

WOW....all beautiful. You must be enjoy your time in there.

Visit my T13 : What I want..... Thanks.

Joy Roett said...

Beautiful pics!

Writer & Cat said...

Those are awesome, Carolan! And yes, your husband is cute :).

Jody W.

Carolan Ivey said...

Ain't he just? Don't tell him, though. There'll be no living with him...

Lesley said...

Oh I'm so jealous! That looks like you had so much fun!

sjwilling said...

Fantastic photos Carolan,!

Denise Patrick said...

Beautiful pics, Carolan. Makes me want to go back - and visit more islands. And, yes, there were more than 13, but I didn't mind.

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable photos! Thanks for sharing :o)

Carolan Ivey said...

Thanks, Ciar. I hope things are going as well as they can for you and your family. You're in my thoughts.

pussreboots said...

Gorgeous photos! I've only been once to that island... back in 1994. Happy TT.