We’re on Day 3 of our Hawaiian vacation, and I thought I’d say aloha and show some photos.
If you don’t watch Lost, you won’t understand our photo montage. You may not understand it anyway.
It has been overcast and even rainy, but this development has merely spared us from having to make the tortured decision between bumming on the beach or seeing the sites. We’ve now travelled from top to bottom of the Big Island and today are scouting its interior. Tomorrow we head to the east side….
Photo 1: Help! We got on the wrong airline, Oceanic, and our plane crashed on a strange island! (Actually this is Jill on the edge of the Kilauea Caldera (“big crater”….)


Photo 2: Smoldering remains of the plane. (Actually, sulfur fumes still smoldering from the site’s last volcanic activity in 1982….)


Photo 3: Word to the wise. Don’t try looking in volcanic steam vents with your glasses on….

Photo 4: Fortunately, Rich found us an abandoned VW van….

Photo 5: This is a shot just before Rich drove us into the ocean, belatedly discovering nonworking brakes. (Actually, this is a mud road not intended for convertibles that Jill heroically but mistakenly thought we could negotiate on a hunt for an ancient Hawaiian site….)

Aloha! We’re off on another big adventure. (It’s 10:35a here now. Time to start the day.)