Just got back home from the Kona side of Hawai'i. Wow. What a freakishly cool place that is! Day one, snorkeling. Saw so many fish...blue, yellow, stripes, red, dots, skinny, long, buck-toothed, bug-eyed, orange, green,...wow. Just, wow. Day two, long hike along beach. Admired the flowers and trees - Dr Seuss could not have come up with something more astounding than a Banyan Tree! Saw a giant sleeping turtle. Day three, hiked down and around Waipi'o Valley. Thousand feet drop...easy there, knees, don't fail me now. Was accosted by 6 or 7 wild horses! They're killers! Day four, drove up the coast a bit to a beautiful beach, met up with a hippy-chick who married me and my sweetie. Three turtles were in attendance! Wedding crashers! Went to a luau that evening...is there anything more beautiful than Polynesian dancing? Day five, long drive to Volcano National Park. Hiked across a volcanic crater (Kilauea Iki Trail). Found something called "Pele's Hair" -- spun glass fibers resembling hair. Day six, more snorkeling. Saw a Moray Eel :surprised!!!1! Day seven, long trip back home. Wow, what a planet we live on! Will post pics soon, they're all still in the camera.