Thursday, July 27, 2006

Kona: July 12 - 19, 2006

Last week I got to take a trip to Hawaii for my job. We take our clients every summer and just hang out for a week. It was a wonderful time! I took over 300 pictures, it was so hard to choose just a few. The big island is such a beautiful place, I hope these pictures communicate the uniqueness and diversity of the island. Fact: 13 of the 16 climates of the world are on this one island. One minute it looks like you're on the moon, steamy sulfur escaping the cracked ground; the next minute you see rolling, wet hills; the next you're in a palm-filled tourist trap.

This is the view from Bubba Gumps resturant.
Cruise ship off the coast of Kailua-Kona.
Hawaiian gods that were worshipped at The Place of Refuge.
The Painted Church. The entire ceiling/walls are beautifully painted with murals depicting scenes of Christ's ministry on Earth.
These are my toes in a black sand beach.
Lava tubes.
Hapuna Beach Resort: serves the best Japanese dinner here!
Tom and I. (my boss)
This is a sunrise shot from the airplane. It's the northern Washington coastline, with the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north. The entire flight home the big dipper was right out my window, and I saw a lot of shooting stars.


Timothy said...

Nice! I've been to Kona, but I was only in 7th grade, so I don't think I appreciated it as much as I'm sure you did.

Thanks for sharing all the pics.

kristina said...

rose! gus and i spent our honeymoon in kona. we stayed at the hilton waikaloa village. we even ate at bubba gumps and went to the painted church. i bet we walked on the same paths and sat on the same beaches. my favorite is spelling things with the stark white coral on the black lava rock. we will have to share pictures.

Sabrina said...

What is your job? I think I would like to get hired so I can be taken on a Hawaiian "business" trip! :)

Rose said...

Hi Sabrina! Fun to hear from you. We're project managers...we help build churches. So our clients that we take are pastors & their families. We work with some really great people.