The banyan tree that Babe Ruth planted
The teachers dance at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival (no flash allowed during the actual performances)
Halema'uma'u crater started smoking in March - we were lucky to get to see it
We did a long hike/run up the slopes of Mauna Loa and John took a few photos
Lots of variety in the lava rocks
The trail through the lava
A cairn, a small dome, and some snow in the background
John turned around here (I made it to 11,000 ft)
I've got some ocean front property in Hawaii that you will love...
Mom and Dad walking on lava
"Live" lava flows into the ocean
Posing in the Hilo harbor
A pretty Japanese park
We never tired of finding waterfalls
A lava tree mold
Giant waves crashing on the east end of the Big Island
Natural thermal pool
Natural steam room!
Telescopes on Mauna Kea
A sureal moonscape view above the clouds
Mom at the highpoint of Hawaii!
Marcy and Mom at the highpoint of Hawaii!
Marcy and John at the highpoint of Hawaii! (with Mauna Loa in the background)
The clouds rolled up the saddle in the evening
A view of Mauna Kea from Hilo harbor
My friend Carmen and her outrigger canoe team prepare for a day of racing
The local canoe club provided the boats and someone to steer them
Carmen's team blew away the field in their first race
Carmen with her son Michael and husband Steve
The team continues to win by big margins
Getting ready for the finals
It's getting dark as they head for the starting line
Second place in the finals by a few feet - awesome racing!