The Waipi'o Valley
A bird's eye view of the valley and its black sand beach
Hiilawe, the tallest waterfall in Hawaii
The ocean was to my back when I took this picture. This is the spot where the river meets the sea.
Seth braves the ocean. I was bruised and battered after wading in up to my waist, but it was worth it!
The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
We hiked through a rainforest into this crater, which is almost a mile in diameter and several hundred feet deep. You can see the path in the lower left hand side of this picture. The people hiking below looked like specks of dust.
Heading down into the crater with Lincoln, Sara and Seth.
We made it!
See how small the people on the trail look? The crater was massive!
A lava tube
Kilauea, an active volcano
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
The view from our balcony
Lava rock along the highway
An ancient fish pond
Rainbows are common here
Monkey Pod tree
Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaii Island's most famous waterfall
Just another day on the Big Island
One of the highlights of the trip was snorkeling. With their pastel pink, blue and purple scales the giant parrot fish are as pretty as fish can get, but everywhere there are pops of yellow, neon blue, orange and red. The eels had nasty grins, but luckily stayed in their coral caves. I didn't have an underwater camera, but did get this shot of a pufferfish.
Sea turtles lounging in the sun.
Fellow guests at the Mauna Kea. These turkeys were on their way to harass diners at the restaurant at the end of this path.
The reason we were in Hawaii in the first place:
Elwood and Marsha's wedding
The Portland gang, reunited