Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Before going to the top, C and I climbed this rocky hill for a view into the crater. The photo below is what we saw. There are walking trails going off in several directions through the red sand. Definitely a must-do for our next trip!
Here is the Haleakala Observatory near the top. The domes of "Science City" can be seen from miles away reflecting in the sunlight.
The view from the top is spectacular in every direction. I included this one with the road in it to show a bit of depth. Remember we climbed from sea level to 10023 feet in a morning.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Whale Tail. I just have to share one highlight of my Hawaii trip with you. Last Saturday night, Mom, CR and I took a cocktail cruise at sunset off the west coast of Maui. The cruise was put on by Pacific Whale Foundation, but it was not a whale-watching cruise. So, it was a complete surprise when we started seeing several whales nearby. I had been whale-watching in California 18 years ago and had gotten glimpses of them spouting and a bit of their backs and tails - enough to know I'd seen whales. But, without a video camera and lots of patience, I wasn't able to take home a photo. Now, in the digital age, with all of our little cameras video-ready, I got this film complete with cocktail-cruise music in the background and the sound of excitement from me and the other passengers. See what you think.