Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Hawaii was a great vacation! It is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their life. We stayed at Milolii, a small village at the bottom tip of the big island. It is on the Kona side of the big island. Kona is the "sunny" side of the island, it doesn't rain very much there so the landscape is mostly lava without many trees or plants. So our landscape looked mostly like this.
Down in the fishing village there was a trail to a black sand beach. It was absolutely beautiful. Most days we were the only people there. On our final trip there Keith was snorkeling and saw a large shark!
We took a dolphin swim trip. I got really sick but Keith had a fabulous time. He took a lot of pictures, some turned out really well. I did have the opportunity to see a few dolphins and get pretty close to them before the sickness set in. It was really amazing to see them so close up!
We took a few trips to the other side of the island. This is the Hilo side. It is the home of the volcanoes, and is much more tropical. This side gets more rain and looks more like the Hawaii you see on TV.
This is me in front of a giant crater left behind after a volcanic explosion.
This is Keith in the lava tube we walked through.
We hiked a little to this waterfall. It was really beautiful.
The final highlight of our trip was the Luau we went to on our anniversary. It was very fun and something everyone should do if they have the chance. It was hard to get good pictures in the low light but I'll post a few.