Monday, September 27, 2010

Airstream(ers) in Hawaii

For the last two weeks we've been on vacation in Hawaii.  I looked diligently in backyards all over the state (well, all over the two islands we visited) and didn't see a single Airstream.  On our last day I was ecstatic to see one!  Admittedly, the Airstream I spotted was in the airport on the front of a magazine.  
I was smitten nonetheless.

 Here's a few (read= probably too many) gratuitous vacation pictures:

 We camped at different places all over the Big Island for a week.  
(A green sea turtle came to visit.)

We camped here for 2 (chilly) nights... and still didn't have enough time to see everything we wanted to see.

We hiked across the Kilauea Ike cauldera.  
In 1959, the year our trailer was made and Hawaii became a state, this cauldera erupted
In the 1960s it was a lake of molten lava.

We had to watch our step on this 4 mile hike.

We visited the Thurston Lava Tube in Volcanoes National Park (even if it wasn't as adventurous as the "off the chart" one we explored later.)

...hiking to where the road was covered with lava

watching volcanic steam

Sunrise (not far from our tent) at Laupahoehoe Beach State Park

Sunset (near our A-frame) at Hapuna Beach State Park

All dressed up for a Hawaiian wedding.  
(Happy Marriage David & Karen!)

We did it!  We climbed Diamond Head!

 Visiting USS Arizona...I learned so much!

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
(We got to see an octopus!!!)

We sure enjoyed getting to see America's beautiful 50th state!  There's nothing like traveling to make you want to travel more.... I think it might be time to get back to work on that Airstream.