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Monday, October 22, 2012

101 Places to See Before You're 12 - A Faraway Island

A Faraway Island
Three-fourths of the way through, folks!  Our 76th of the 101 Places was such a fun visit - we visited the Faraway Islands of Oahu and Hawaii (the Big Island)!
I had no idea but Hawaii is the most isolated population center on earth - 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.  Wow!
We had an absolutely wonderful visit to the islands over Fall Break. 
Here are just a few photos from our visit.
More posts to come later this week!
Welcome to Hawaii!

Hiking to the peak of Diamond Head

Hiking Diamond Head

Diamond Head from the Hotel

Waikiki from Diamond Head

Cemetery at Punchbowl Crater

At Pearl Harbor Memorial

From inside the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Proud of completing the world's largest maze at the Dole Plantation

Surf at North Shore

Chinaman's Hat (Mokolii Island)

Windward side of Oahu

Black sand beach on the Big Island

Liliuokalani Gardens on the Big Island

Kilauea Volcanic Steam Vents

Climbing cooled lava

Kilauea Volcano at night

Surfing at Waikiki

The Hawaii State Capitol

Bishop Museum

From the Book:
#10 - A Faraway Island
If you had been born in the Age of Explorers, you could have just gotten into a boat, "discovered" a new land, and named it after you (Isle de Sam - sounds pretty good, doesn't it?).  But even though most places have been discovered, they still need to be explored.  Find an island - in the ocean, in a lake, or even in a river - the harder an island is to get to , the better it will be when you get there.  No bridges to the mainland, preferably no cars, and even better, no people!  Once you get to your island, you will be rewarded for your perseverance:  and if it's a sea island, you'll get the best pick of the shells because there will be no competition.  And even though it already has a name on the map, you can rename it after you, your dog, or anything else you come up with.

1 comment:

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your family takes the best trips! After seeing your pictures, I'm ready to go back to Hawaii!