In the airport! I hadn't flown in 9 years!
Yippee! We made it and the plane didn't crash.
Real mature - I know, but that's Jeff for you. We stayed in Volcano (that's the name of the town) on the big island - and yes- it's currently an active volcano. Thus the spewing gas.
We explored a volcano tube underground. Spooky and black. Something kept grabbing my bum. (I am assuming it was Jeff).
Cool black sand beach with lot's of turtles.
We snorkeled so much that every night at dinner I still felt like I was moving in the water. I had a queazy stomach some days.
This day we hiked out to see the lava flowing into the ocean.
It was really cool at night with big explosions of red lava!
We had to stop and get a photo of Jeff in front of BJ's training center! (For all you UFC fans).
Jeff really got into the whole laid back Hawaiian style!
Posing in front of the Kona temple on a Sunday afternoon.
I love it when I have a tan!
You gotta love the poser pictures. My hubby the "Iron man".
Here we are on a charter boat for the day, checking out all the great snorkle sites. Very fun!
This was the highlight of the trip!!! We signed up for a manta ray night dive. These things had a 12 foot wing span. They came so close I could reach out and touch them. Seriously the coolest thing I have ever done!
This ray came up to the boat after we got back in.
We kayaked out to Cook's monument - very cool and great snorkeling!
But on the way back, we were surrounded by dolphins!!!!
So Jeff decides to jump in the water and check them out. Pretty soon I was out of the boat too, and we swam with the dolphins. (Honestly I was afraid they might bite me. This wasn't Sea World!)
The last day we hung around as all the fishing boats brought in their catch for the international Bill Fish competition. This one was over 300lbs. Pretty fishy!
I just thought I would give you a little glimpse of what my friend Becky and I got to enjoy each and every day while driving all around the big island! Press play and enjoy my friends!!!!!
It's good to be back!