Still posting on auto, but since I'm on Maui, I thought I'd share some pictures from the one other time I was in the Islands, on the Big Island.

That trip was mostly about volcanoes:

Kiluea Volcano. It wasn't real active when we were there--no lava into the sea, but there was steam and a glow.

 One of the amazing things is how the plants manage to colonize the new lava fields. Lots of rain probably helps!
I have no idea what this is, but it's cool.

Leave those lava fields long enough, and they turn into this:

How cool are the giant ferns?
Of course, a trip to Hawai'i wouldn't be complete without some time on the beach.
Even teens like building castles for the waves to destroy.
Beautiful water at the Place of Refuge. We snorkled near here.
Because we don't do things like most people, this was one of our Hawai'ian condos...

And all that time at the beach, you can't forget the realities of the coastline...
The sign as you go the other way shows someone running toward the giant killer wave...
A sobering reminder.
Sunset from Mauna Kea.
See you next week!

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