Aloha!  Kona 2009 - Page 2

Hilo's Japanese Garden.

Hilo's Japanese Garden.

Martha admiring the lava fields between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

Martha and Lizbeth.

The road is steep and it's well above the clouds.

The biggest danger here seemed to be running off the road while admiring the scenery...

Mauna Kea's summit observatories are at ~13700 ft. (4200m) elevation, we are a bit higher here.

You can see Hilo and the bay from here.

Sun setting into the clouds from Mauna Kea.

I really enjoyed the shade these palms give at the beach.

Lava tube in Volcanoes National Park.

Lava tube in Volcanoes National Park.

The source of the dreaded Hawaiian vog.

Lava pouring into the ocean.

One of Hilo's institutions and sources for great Moco Loco (heart attack inducing local favorite).

Fast food, Hawaiian style.

Saddle Road at night.

Martha and Lizbeth at Two Steps.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (City of Refuge).

Lava rocks.

Waiting for the Spinner Dolphins.

and waiting for the sun to warm things up a bit too...

One last snorkeling trip.

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