Monday, August 13, 2012

Hawaii 2011

Last July we took the whole crew to the Big Island for 2 weeks.
This was not leisure travel.  It was adventure travel.  And boy do we have some stories to tell!
It was a-ma-zing.

I'll start off all of these Hawaii posts with a random collection I'll call.......

Things we definitely don't have in Mesa, Arizona:

remote black sand beaches

pineapple plants

active volcanoes

kisses with macadamia nuts

signs like this

and this

world-class snorkeling spots

beach huts

donkey balls

trees that look like this


goat sales

ancient carved statues

papaya trees

lava fields

rocks that look like toilets

cloud forests

sea turtles

trucks being swallowed on the side of the road

a green sand beach

a tiki hut McDonalds

a cliff-jumping spot named 'The End of the World'

tsunami sirens

knife & sword stands

eels & sea urchins  (that you do not want to step on, as Max sadly found out)

tarzan vines

beautiful light

Huli Sue's banana cream pie (to die for)

killer surf spots

Kona Boys
roads that look like this
and this
ukulele shops
macadamia nut farms
roadside bananas
manta rays at night
and more lava rock than a five-year-old boy can possibly handle.
And of course there's nothing like this...
or this
in Mesa either.
Sure wish there was.


ellen said...

beautiful photos!

valerie said...

We LOVE The Big Island!
Especially with kids.
Great photos.
Your posts always make me smile. :)

Rachelle said...

oh my goodness. now i'm adding this island to my to do list. or you could just adopt me? even though i'm in my 30s. haha. just kidding. awesome pics!

Michelle said...

Wow. I feel like I was there myself! Your pictures are to DIE for!!!

shawni said...

Oh my word I'm so dying to go hang there like you guys do. What amazing pictures. (as usual :)

Stephanie said...

You're so talented!! These pictures are amazing!! I still have your christmas card up.. I love it!

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