I went on a little getaway last weekend with friends that I met at piano camp in Vermont years ago. We don’t play the piano as much as we used to, but we’re still friends and still get together, even though we’re scattered up and down the west coast. This time we headed further west than usual, to the Big Island of Hawaii.

There were beaches.


There were spectacular sunsets…





through rose colored glasses, even. (Really they’re charcoal shade lenses, but they really enhance the pink.)


We went to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where we saw petroglyphs…


and old lava flows.

(Doesn’t this one look like melted faces?)

(End of the road, apparently)


The ocean has carved out this arch from the lava rock island. This is the Holei Sea Arch. And Lambert.


Kilauea is a live volcano!


(Come closer to the steam and sulfur dioxide! The ring road around the crater was closed. Too much sulfuric gas.)

There were good things to eat…


and drink.

(utterly frou frou!)

And there were good friends to share it all.


But not much knitting!

6 responses to “Getaway!

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  2. If this is what you get from going to piano camp, sign me up! What does guitar camp do? Fiji? Great photos. D

  3. Gorgeous! Wonderful photography. Made me almost feel like I was there, but not really, unfortunately.

  4. Oohhh – what a wonderful time! We’ve just received 6+ inches of snow, so your beautiful pictures are wonderful & will help bridge the gap between now & our Hawaiian vacation in Dec. :0)

  5. I’m heading to the Big Island in 11 days for a week’s vacation.
    Was there a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

  6. Beautiful! I could do with one of those frou-frou drinks right about now! 🙂

    I’d love to get to the Big Island one day…I’ve only been to Oahu, and only for two nights for a wedding. I couldn’t take more time off work. So I went to a wedding, went to Pearl Harbor, and ate a ton of pineapple. So much more to see and do…one day.