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.
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.