Hawaii-Our 50th State


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April 22nd 2018
Published: April 22nd 2018
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It turns out, that America’s 50<sup style="color:񖓿 font-family: AppleSystemUIFont;">th state is also our 50<sup style="color:񖓿 font-family: AppleSystemUIFont;">thstate! What a joy to be able to round off the states together. Growing up in Colorado but with a summer home in Maine, meant that many road trips were taken crisscrossing the continental United States. So... Read Full Entry



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Hula Dancer in KonaHula Dancer in Kona
Hula Dancer in Kona

Lovely first evening on the Big Island
In search of Captain Cook's MonumentIn search of Captain Cook's Monument
In search of Captain Cook's Monument

Well, turns out it takes a decent hike, swim, or boat trip to reach the monument. But at least we saw this cool lava rock beach! And the drive down was exciting too!
Driving to Punalu'u BeachDriving to Punalu'u Beach
Driving to Punalu'u Beach

The scenery just kept changing!
Punalu'u BeachPunalu'u Beach
Punalu'u Beach

Our first black sand beach experience! We watched so many turtles feasting in the shallow waters, but we didn't feel up to battling the waves to join them.
A little humorA little humor
A little humor

At the sight of this sign, my dad said, "So what else is new?!" A straight shot was a rare find on the island!
Fresh and fancy coffeeFresh and fancy coffee
Fresh and fancy coffee

Our free tour was a satisfying as one can hope for the cost, but the view and the taste of $68 per pound coffee certainly made the time worthwhile!
Waipio Valley LookoutWaipio Valley Lookout
Waipio Valley Lookout

Impressive cliffs on our drive from Kona to Hilo



23rd April 2018

We've missed you over the last almost two years, so welcome back!
Are your still teaching in Denmark?
23rd April 2018

Good to see you, too!
Yes, I am still teaching and living in Denmark. Now happily married to a Dane :) I've been lax in my updates, but I'll try to get back on the horse!
29th April 2018

Wow, so good to see you blogging again!!
It is always a good feeling to get to that 50th state. We will keep your recommendations close for our next visit to the islands. Lots of great beaches, foods and history. Keep those blogs coming.
6th May 2018

Too kind
You're too kind! It is good to be blogging again, too!

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