We finally took a vacation in nearly 10 years. Hawaii is a fascinating place, geographically, historically and spiritually. Though it was a rainy season, it was warm and embracing. The winter rain acting more like kisses than frigid stings. We traveled all around the island in a big circle, spending time in Hilo, Volcanic park, Inn at the Falls and finally Kona. Moving through so many climate zones is such close proximity was amazing and surreal, as were the buckles, folds and caves of lava, rainforest trees and desert shrubs. Standing at the most southern point in the U.S. and looking toward the visual edge of the earth toward 2500 miles of ocean, I understand why so many feel free and outside of the “no-fly” zone.
Been to Hawaii?