Category Archives: lava

Hawaii signs you won’t see in Wisconsin

I always love my guests’ reaction to the stop signs in the Parker Ranch Center, one of two main strip malls in Waimea.  Nearly everyone pauses to take a picture.  They are a great reminder to locals and tourists alike … Continue reading

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Hapuna Beach

Hapuna Beach – just the name evokes sunny skies, warm breezes, squealing children, posturing teens, hot sand, and bobbing in the waves.  I love Hapuna Beach.  It is rated one of the best beaches in the world.  After decades of … Continue reading

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Pele’s playground

We had visitors over the holidays, long-time friends from our days living in Georgia.  Our first excursion was to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Expectations change everything.  When I went to the park with Dianne and Mitch in November (see … Continue reading

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Living on five volcanoes

Last week I went to the Kilauea Volcano with Dianne and Mitch. I hadn’t been to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park since we were tourists visiting the island – maybe four years ago. At the moment, the local papers are … Continue reading

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