Monday, August 30, 2010

Back from the Big Island

Well I'm back from my last-minute long weekend trip to the Big Island (aka the island of Hawaii). It was amazing. The Housemate and I were staying on the Kona side of the island (where they grow the coffee). We did a lot of snorkeling, and it was the best snorkeling I've ever experienced. Maybe it was just different--Hanauma Bay has tons of fish in accessible locations, but the Big Island snorkeling spots have large reefs of live coral and some cool fish I'd never seen before. On Saturday we drove all the way around to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (it's a BIG island...particularly because you can't drive over the mountains). I saw some things there that I never thought I'd see. It will take me a while to sort through all my photos and video footage, because I took a LOT (let's just say I'm glad I sprang for the 16 GB memory card rather than the 8 GB). But there should be some good photos and videos to share--we saw some crazy cool (and some red hot...) stuff on the Big Island.

I also have a bunch of catching up to do. I just watched some highlights from the Emmy Awards last night. Congrats to Jane Lynch of Glee (supporting actress - comedy) and Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory (lead actor - comedy) for their wins. They're both absolutely hilarious, and I love their shows. Now I have to catch up on blogging stuff and see what everyone else has been up to since Wednesday. I will return soon with photos. I can't wait to show you what I saw...

4 comments:

Hezabelle said...

Can't wait to see the pictures!

soft nonsense said...

God I remember how long it takes to drive around that island...

Eleni said...

It's really long for a day trip. Especially since it's little two-lane roads most of the way. We briefly considered finding a hotel in Hilo for the night, but we made it back to Kona.

Amy said...

I am so looking forward to photos! I traveled to Oahu several years ago and really want to get to the Big Island one of these days!