Sunday Funday

Blazing heat. That was my wake up call. Ugh, we went to bed with the stunning low of 60ish degrees and woke to over 80. Bad trade-off indeed. The morning went smoothly though, with a quick visit to the park’s lava tube, which was super cool both temperature and interest-wise. Afterwards was a quick stop…

LAVA LAVA LAVA!

The weekend has struck and Runj is here! The fam is back together and we’re hella excited to see lava!!! Once eleven hit and we made it out of the hotel away we went to Volcanoes National Park, just two days before their centennial. There we split off a bit to start, with Doug and…

Chicken Wing Crawl

Aloha Friday folks, hope y’all had a good one. Today was a day for snorkeling, for which we headed out at 9:30 this fine morning. We headed off to Pu‘uhonua O Honauau, also known as Two Step, which is a big clear bay filled to the brim with various coral and fish. Heck, before we…

Walking in Wonderland

Incredible, flawless, spectacular – those are all words that easily describe my day. Melanie flew in to the island last night so we were back to camp Doug today, going full force. We started at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a, an incredible lava bulge that leads up to this insanely beautiful scene of the island. The hike was easy,…

With Love, Lani

Today held my favorite site of everywhere we’ve been so far on the island, which was the Ka’upulehu Interpretation Center. Even though Ross got us there over an hour early (thanks a lot, buddy) we started promptly enough around 9:15, walking some of the Ala Kahakai trail to get to some cliffs on the ocean. The…

Lords of Leveling

Slightly later start, much longer tasks and a generally pumped day! We had to do some more line leveling today (as we did in Kako’o Oiwi a few weeks ago) at a lovely fish pond here in Kona – name to be determined soon, hopefully. The fish pond here is hundreds of years old and…

Big Island, BAMFin’ Beaches

Field work in Kona today, what what! We all met up in the lobby at 7, then hit up the local foodmart place for lunch. Whiiich Isa & I totally messed up, we just grabbed a bunch of snacks (chips, cheez-its, popcorn) then got in the car, only to have an “oh shit” moment. Needless…

Hola Hawai’i

Big Island today!!! Honest to god this was the main point of today, after the party yesterday we were both wiped and slept in. But the excitement was building for our flight and its finally struck us. The Big Island is beautiful, with a vastly different vibe and look to it. As Isa has loved…

Bellows & Burgers

Beach day today, yayyy! We went to Bellows despite the crappy weather at home and luckily it was a bit nicer over there. Some impromptu rain showers really kicked it off, but other than that it was nice and shady due to some clouds – great for reading. We all started off happily sitting and…

The Birthday Boy and A Bananagrams Boss

Work was pretty good today, the office was in chill-time and we started off the day with some good old fashioned “Fika Mai Le Pese” and some Hawaiian Christmas song that, despite being mainlanders, we should know but don’t. Looks like I’ll cut my losses. I was rather restless in-office today, but I just took…

Freebie at Foster’s

Work was work again, and I’m almost done with my half of CCAP! Big accomplishment, honestly, I’m just hoping to finish my half of the Rota scan before we leave this summer. After work was a bit of low-key hangin, I stopped off in Chinatown to grab myself a Thai tea and ended up with…

Neat Beats at Bevy

I woke up today to the gratingly obnoxious sound of construction. Ahh, city life. There was a day today, you know the one, and it happened. Much ado about nothing, eh? It’s fine though, tonight picked it up and was a good time. Andrew (pictured left) was playing a show at Bevy tonight, 7:30 specifically, which…