Saturday, April 25, 2009

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

We spent most of the day today up at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - it's about an hour north of Seattle. The flowers are in peak bloom this weekend - get up there if you can!

Tulips (1 of 8)

Tulips (3 of 8)

Tulips (4 of 8)

Tulips (5 of 8)

Tulips (6 of 8)

Tulips (7 of 8)

Tulips (8 of 8)

Monday, April 20, 2009


Today is our last full day in Hawaii. It's been a fantastic vacation - and today was the day of the turtle.....

Turtles (1 of 3)
Gotta come up for air every now and then

Turtles (2 of 3)
Getting to shore can be an adventure

Turtles (3 of 3)
Nice Place to catch a turtle nap

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pololu Beach

Today's adventure was a hike down Pololu Beach at the end of the highway in the Northwest corner of the Big Island.

Pololu Beach (1 of 2)
The view from the hike down to the beach

Pololu Beach (2 of 2)\
Looking the other way from the rocky beach

Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Big Island

We had a terrific day today - highlighted by a 5 mile roundtrip hike to 1 of 2 Green Sand Beaches in the world. Along the way we saw a massive (at least 60 members) pod of dolphins swimming close to shore - right at the most southern part of the US.

Big Island Day Trip (1 of 9)
A few dolphins in the pod

Big Island Day Trip (2 of 9)
Green Sand Beach from above

Big Island Day Trip (4 of 9)
Jennifer & Laurence @ GSB

Big Island Day Trip (7 of 9)
A serene turtle on a black sand beach

Big Island Day Trip (8 of 9)
Cactus Close-Up

Big Island Day Trip (9 of 9)
The Big Island's Wild Donkey's (for Steph's benefit)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day trip to Hilo

We took a day trip from Kona over to Hilo for the day. Enjoyed a beautiful drive, mostly sunny, and some light hiking to waterfalls.

Hilo Trip (1 of 4)
Akaka Falls - over 400 ft

Hilo Trip (2 of 4)
Leaf Detail

Hilo Trip (3 of 4)
One of the smaller waterfalls - but technically, still a waterfall....

Hilo Trip (4 of 4)
Bamboo Forest

Friday, April 10, 2009

More flowers

Light rain today - so a few photos from of flowers outside our condo.

Hawaii Flowers (2 of 2)

Hawaii Flowers (1 of 2)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bird of Paradise!

We are here in Paradise (Big Island of Hawaii) - so here is a photo of the day.

Bird of Paradise (1 of 1)

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