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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

The Big Island in Hawaii


So here Prof. Jean and I are on the big Island in Hawaii  in volcanoes national Park above a crater. What fun we had! Dry sunny and warm jeans sisters home sat high above the Pacific ocean on a volcanic mountainside overlooking the city of Kona. The homes were crowded and very close but with large palm trees and other big shrubs each home seemed hidden away as if in a desert setting.

  When we took a day trip to then national Park near Hilo in the North the desert turned into a jungle like appearance with lots of rain and fog and cooler temperatures. There were active volcanoes but throughout the island they didn't seem to blow their tops like Mount Saint Helens did on the mainland there a lot of leaked out the sides and in the long run the lava flows to the sea and the big Island gets bigger yet as it hardens on the land or in the ocean.

  Unfortunately my camera failed me and the above picture was taken by Colleen Jean's sister.

Returning to Minnesota instead of taking American airline back to Phoenix and then on to Minneapolis-St. Paul, we took Delta to Seattle and then a Delta redeye flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul. We were late for our connection, had to wait in Seattle for another plane. Just because you're flying at night certainly proved to be not a good way to get some sleep­čśŁ

7 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoyed the warmth and some great fruit! How wonderful to get away from the Minnesota winter!

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  2. But a great vacation in the middle of winter, nevertheless.

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  3. I guess visiting Hawaii in winter is a pretty fine thing.

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  4. What a wonderful adventure! And you picked an excellent time to leave Minnesota and experience some beautiful weather, vegetation, and sunshine. Your girlfriend looks like a lovely companion. What college did she teach at?

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    1. A PRIVATE collete IN Jamestown North Dakota.

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  5. Hi Ray - always good to travel with a friend, who can share knowledge with you ... I've never been to Hawaii - it's always sounded an interesting place. Glad you enjoyed it - cheers Hilary

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  6. Hi Ray...I envy you and Jeanne. So glad you are in Hawaii and having lots of fun. thanks for commenting on my blog. Hugs

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