Ten days from now, I will arrive on Hawaii’s Big Island.
There will be sunshine and palm trees. A volcano will spew lava every day.
Since I grew up in the shadow of Mt. St. Helens and survived the 1980 eruption, I’m excited about all that. It will be neat to see lava flow rather than the mud flow that decimated Washington all those years ago.
I’ve been to Hawaii before.
My first trip was to Honolulu in 1999. I went with a friend who had two aunts that lived on the island. We stayed in Waikiki. Very commercial, still we had a good time.
My second trip was for my 25th anniversary. Kind of.
Hubs and I went to Maui in October of 2013. I wrote some blogs from that visit.
Like this one about biking down a volcano.
It sounds like I have a thing for volcanoes, doesn’t it?
Mr. Wonderful also took me to Hawaii for my 50th birthday a couple years ago.
We stayed in a Hilton resort on Oahu. It happened to be a big Pearl Harbor anniversary while we were there and they held the reception at our resort. Very cool.
And it was 70 degrees.
I got to lay beside the pool and not really sweat but still get a sun tan.
Yeah, that’s my idea of vacation perfection.
This year it was supposed to be a family vacation with our kids and their wives.
But…then this happened.
Hawaii in December. I won’t complain about that. Besides, it’s my first trip to the Big Island.
Have you been there? What should we do (besides soak up Vitamin D and enjoy the tropical splendor?)