Thursday–National Volcano Park Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Mauna Loa The Volcano National Park explains: “The HawaiianContinue reading “Final Days of our Hawaiian Adventure”
Whale Watching We were at the whale-watching site long before sunrise, and watched the sun rise on the boat. We heard a very interesting and comprehensive explanation of whales as we waited to see the whales. Just as the sun rose, we saw several whales, including several who jumped at the same time. The lastContinue reading “More Hawaiian Adventures”
Lau pahoehoe Beach Laupahoehoe is known for its scenic views, but it also holds a tragic past. It was here where a tsunami killed 19 schoolchildren and 5 adults on April Fool’s Day in 1946. The names and ages of the victims were engraved on a rock, which serves as a memorial in the park.Continue reading “My Hawaiian Adventure –part 2”
Hilo Hilo, itself, hadn’t changed much since we lived there 40 years ago. Walking along downtown I was reminded that we were all in tsunami territory. There was a terrible tsunami in 1946 that totally wiped out Hilo and Lau pahoehoe (which we’ll go to next). One of the reasons for being hit so hardContinue reading “My Hawaiian Adventure”
Forty years ago, we lived on the Big Island of Hawaii. Now–40 years later, I went back there to see how it has changed. These are my recollections of that trip back in time. Liliokaloni Park This is a Japanese-style park and quite different from most American parks. Wikipedia says of this park: “Much ofContinue reading “Going Back in Time–My Trip to Hawaii 2020 Part 4”
Winter/Spring 2020 has been like “the world turned upside down.” Wikipedia explains that “The song ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ is an English ballad. It was first published on a broadside in the middle of the 1640s as a protest against the policies of Parliament relating to the celebration of Christmas.” Tradition has it thatContinue reading “COVID-19 AND ME”
You don’t have to be young to enjoy the adventures of life. I’m in my mid-seventies and life is still an adventure for me! In this blog, I’ll share some of my adventures with you and hope you enjoy it! My grandchildren and I find dinosaurs in the streets of Salt Lake city.