Lots of pix posted

Posted by on March 13th, 2006

Heather, Olivia and I just got back from our vacation in Hawaii with Annemarie, Dave and Sophie. We spent 2 weeks on the Big Island first on the Hilo side, then on the Kona side and finishing up with a couple of days on Waikiki (remind me again about how awful Waikiki is…)

We went a little nuts with the pictures… if you can believe it, they are highly edited.

Hilo pix

hale mar

We rented a house out on the coast 7 miles or so outside of Hilo. The place was pretty incredible literally right on the ocean with very large waves crashing about 20 feet outside our window all night. It had a lap pool and a hot tub and we seriously chilled out at this place.

Dave and Bruce with bananas

We also met up with Dave’s Aunt and Uncle who lived on that side of the island. They owned a few acres of land with a tropical fruit orchard as a yard. It was nice to see how folks live on the island rather than just the touristy bits we normally see. It was also nice being able to partake in the cornucopia of flavors Uncle Bruce’s backyard had to offer.

Another fun fact – Bruce composts most food waste, but is extremely careful about getting rid of seeds. He constantly has to pull weeds out of his yard (tomato plants) that have been deposited by birds excreting them. I guess the combination of really rich volcanic soil, lots of rain, and lots of sun makes for a good place to grow stuff.

Here are links to rest of the pictures with more stories to come later.

Kona pix

Waikiki pix

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