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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hawaii Sky, Hawaiian Snow

I took a day trip to the Big Island and what a glorious flight over it was. The plane flew over Molokai and Lanai, and then over Molokini, a partially submerged volcano that has become a diving destination. In fact there were two ships parked there and another two enroute. Coming over the Big Island, the Observatory was nestled in snow! After entering the cloud cover, the lush Windward coast and Akaka Falls were something to behold. As the plane descended to land I noticed a brief rainbow blazing over Mauna Kea.

I used my miles and and went over to have lunch with a friend and of course visit Big Island Bernina yarn store. I met a goat named Nani and the cutest new tiny black puppy named King, revisited Chevy, the most mello Australian cattle dog and got the tour of the back yard which is gradually becoming a ATV track with it's wild orchids, ohia trees, and mini lava tube.



I got quite a bit of the back of the Ribby Cardi done. A nice mindless knit for the short plane trip from Honolulu.

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh, you are making me soooooo homesick!

Kirsten said...

Wow! I can't imagine having such a beautiful place to go for a quick trip! The photos are all so wonderful.

Dipsy said...

I adore your photos - and I'd *so* love to visit Hawaii one day!

stacey said...

Wow. It's so beautiful. I haven't been to the Big Island in years - since my grandfather passed away. Both my parents are from there. I do miss it. I actually had a dream about going there last night!

marti said...

great pictures, sounds like you had a wonderful day!

debbie said...

what a nice escape for the day!