Hawaii (Part III)

THE BIG ISLAND

[On November 26, we left our comfortable digs at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel on Maui.  We were off to the Big Island for a week with our friend Roy.  No, we were not going by canoe . . . ]

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[On the road to the airport in Kahului, we finally got our best view of Haleakala – must have been a spectacular view into the caldera this day!]

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[Airborne and coming into Kona International Airport on the island of Hawaii.]

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[They warn you that you’re actually not landing on an alien planet . . . but it is in the midst of a lava field.  And being Hawaii, the airport facility is actually like a carport – no walls!]

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[The Super and Roy renew acquaintances.  Roy and I go back to when . . . well, they say if God wanted man to serve in the Army, He would have given us green, baggy skin.]

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[Roy retired here (from the Department of Labor, just like me) four years ago, and this was our first visit to see him.  He gave us a lovely room . . . ]

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[Then a tour of his property, about a half acre, with a view of the ocean about a half mile away and 400 feet lower.  This was a day for R & R, i.e., wine and eats.]

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Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.  ~ Susan Sontag

Up next: Again a Hawaii/Christmas toss-up.

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