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Jan 8, 2016 - Wild wildlife

Waikoloa Village, HI It was quite a wildlife day. Earlier in the trip we had seen goats and turkeys but today we expanded our sightings to include mongooses (spelling is correct), dolphins, whales, sea turtles and nenes. The Nene or Hawaiian Goose is endangered. It is the world's rarest goose. There are only 500 remaining and they live only in Hawaii. The nene is Hawaii's state bird and shows up in crossword puzzles a lot. There is a thriving mongoose population on all islands except Kauai. We have been told this is unfortunate for Kauai as...

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Jan 7, 2016 - Shore to Shore

Waikoloa Village, HI There are very few roads on any of the islands, the Big Island included. By the time we are done, we will have traveled them all. We covered quite a few today as we drove from the western shore to the eastern shore in a big loop across the island. We are still exploring the northern and northeastern areas, leaving the south to later. We drove up to the Waipi’o Valley Overlook as far as we could go without 4-wheel drive. We very much regret not having our Suburban with us as we would have eagerly tackled the challenge....

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Jan 6, 2016 - Climate jackpot

Waikoloa Village, HI It rained on us and the temperature was 64°. The sun baked us and the temperature was in the mid 80’s. A vigorous wind pushed us toward the side of the road as we drove. Gentle breezes cooled us as the sun smiled down from clear skies. We marveled at the thick clouds that obscured the landscape. We drove through enormous lava beds full of black futuristic looking shapes. We saw a landscape covered with brown tufts of grass, cactus and scrub trees. We marveled at the most vibrant green pastures that Mother Nature could...

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Jan 5, 2016 - What a resort!

Waikoloa Village, HI Today we went nowhere and everywhere - we explored our resort. Our resort is huge – 62 acres. This place has its own lagoon complete with sea turtles. There are 3 pools with waterfalls. Naturally they have a luau most nights. Or one can choose to feed the dolphins. There are 14 bars and restaurants, 2 golf courses and a putting course. It is so big that one can walk, ride the tram or ride the canal boat to get around. And, of course, there are shops. There is also a lot of art all over the grounds. The art collection...

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Jan 4, 2016 - Hawaii 5-0

Waikoloa Village,HI Jim retired in 2010 and we set out to visit all 50 states. Hawaii, our 50th state, is the last on the list so here we are! The flight was long but uneventful. We landed on the Big Island at Kona Airport in the late afternoon with a nice breeze and a temp of 76F. This is the dry side of the island so they get only about 3" of rain per year. Instead of lush, green, jungley-looking foliage, one sees bleak-looking, old, black lava flows. Tomorrow we will explore some of that desolate landscape.

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