Thursday, April 28, 2022

Back from Hawaii

 Nine days away from the grind!  I know nobody probably noticed my lack of posts, but a trip to Hawaii with my wife was the reason.  Badly, badly needed too.  Work/life has been a bear recently.

Anyway, I had at least one request for a few pics, and even though I am not much of a photographer, I got a few nice ones.  My wife probably has a lot better ones on her phone, but you are stuck with mine!  I'll only throw out a few, but we took an incredible amount of them.

This was a sunset from the restaurant we were eating at one night.  I wish the power lines weren't in there, but I can photoshop them out if I need to.  Very relaxing...

This and the next one were at the north end of the island.  Very desolate and beautiful.

This is a rainbow I caught in the aftermath of a blowhole spout.  You can see the actual hole if you look hard a little up and to the right from the center of the pic.  Don't know who the lady in the pic is, she photobombed me.

Trees.  Hopefully you have all seen one before.  This one was cool.

More trees.  This picture didn't quite capture the amazing feeling there.  It was pretty awesome.

These last three are all from the same beach.  Extremely rocky, all those lava rocks poking up into the sea.

Love the violent surf...

East side of the island.

Well that's it for pics.  We did a lot of fun things from whale watching to snorkeling.  I ate waay too much.  Good trip!

Now I have to catch up on all my blog reading, missing 9 days left me pretty far behind.

And for those of you who stuck around this long, here is a surprise Flash Freebie.  9 cards below, each commenter can take up to 3 until they are gone!


  1. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

    Hawaii looks very cool. It reminds me of my mental images of Earthsea.

  2. Good photos, must be a hidden talent.
    I'll claim 3...the Jeter, Ohtani and Aaron.

  3. great photos. we were in hawaii in jan of 2020 and had a great time. i hadn't been there in about 25 years up to that point. glad you were able to relax.

    i'll take the kershaw please and thanks!

  4. Awesome pictures! Looks like some great weather, too.

  5. Hawaii is the best! Which island did you go to? Looks like a great time.

  6. I don't think I've ever seen a photo of Hawaii that contained trees. Weird. ... I'll take Colon and Axford. Thanks!

  7. No one's claimed the Pujols? I'll take it!

    Glad you had a good vacation!

  8. Oh, I really hope I can go there someday. Your photos are really great, I especially like the ones with those neat looking trees. I like the beach, but am much more comfortable in a forest setting.

  9. Gorgeous photos. These are postcard quality. Glad you had a great trip to the islands.

  10. Glad you were able to enjoy Hawaii! My old neighbors got out there at the start of the pandemic and left a day later because everything started closing down. They were pissed.

  11. Looks like you had an amazing time! My wife and I are planning to go for our 20th anniversary in a couple of years.