Aloha again!!  We decided to take another trip to Hawaii, only this time we decided to visit the Big Island!  The island is home to Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world, measured form its base at the sea floor, to its highest peak, which makes it taller than Mount Everest!  The island also contains the southernmost point in the United States (Ka Lae) & is home to some of the worlds best beaches, including black sand & the very pretty Green Sand Beach (Puu Mahana).  We had so much fun and here are a few of my favorite images from our trip!

Views down from the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea


Lava Beaches

Waipio Valley & Black Sand Beach

Mike & me






Ka Lae

Just like Heaven

Lots of sea turtles nesting

Akaka Falls - 422ft 



We did a Volcano/waterfall tour


Lava enters the Pacific @ Hawaii volcanoes National Park, increasing the size of the island




Kaunan'oa Beach - has been voted "The best beach in the world" twice by Conde-Nash Travelle



Kilauea Volcano