Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday 5 for May 11: Travel

From Scrivener's Friday 5 - Travel

  Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 717-200

1. If you could get on a plane tomorrow, where would you go for a week? Where would you go for a month?


 A week? - I would go to the Big Island of Hawaii - Hilo to Honokaa and places nearby. Fact is I will be there later this month.

 A month? - Big Island of Hawaii - Hilo to Honokaa and places nearby. I will be there again later this summer, fall and winter.

 2. Where do you want most to return to?

  The Lava Bench

Big Island of Hawaii - Hilo, Honokaa, Waimea, Volcanoes National Park - Do I like the Big Island of Hawaii? Yes I do. My favorite place.

3. What was your most memorable meal or drink while traveling? 

I don't do any alcoholic beverages at all - so if it came to drinks.... well... soft drinks will do or simply water.

Honolulu 9-5-08

For most people who have lived or visited Honolulu (where I live), the most breathtaking view is from the top of Diamond Head crater looking out west to the rest of Honolulu. For me I like the view from the top of Tantalus since it is easier to get there (drive vs. hike) and grab the view shown above. Of course anything from the air is always breathtaking.... see photo below:

 Diamond Head Up High

 In my travels - I almost never travel out of state. I live in "paradise" even thought taxes are high and the cost of living is very expensive.... That being said, here are some favorite images:

 Crater Rim Drive

Volcanoes National Park on the Big island of Hawaii - Crater Rim Drive above. Below lehua blossoms.

 Beautiful Lehua

 Hilo in the Keaukaha area:

Beautiful Blue Waters

Cool Blue Waters

Hilo near Rainbow Falls:

Rainbow Falls, Hilo, Hawaii

 The town of Honokaa, though I would not call it "breathtaking":

Honokaa Town

The island of Kauai:

I would also say a trip to Hana on the island of Maui and the sunrise at the top of Haleakala also on the island of Maui would be among my photos here... alas those were taken a long time ago with a 35mm SLR camera and I have never gotten around to scan them in. Perhaps a return trip to Maui is in store. The last time I went to that island was in late 2007 and I was only there for about an hour!

5. What’s the most touristy thing you’ve done? 

Went on a two week tour with a bunch of other tourists to the East and West Coast of the continental United States... this was a very long time ago when there were no cell phones, no digital cameras, no Macintosh computers, no internet, almost nothing that we take for granted today... but yes we had jet airplanes, cars, ships and trains. Hence I don't have any decent photos of that tour. I rarely travel out of state.

Someday perhaps a short cruise would be nice or another trip to the U.S. mainland may be in store.

All of the photos provided in this entry were taken by me.


  1. Does anyone have a tissue? I really enjoyed reading about your travels, accompanied by the gorgeous photography. Mahalo!

    To future travels!

  2. There's a Blane's in Honokaa? I didn't know! I only knew about the two in Hilo! That's one of my favorite stops whenever I go to the Big Island. Roast pork loco, baby.

    Of course, since there are two in Hilo, I'd never stop there in Honokaa. If you're only passing through, there's only one stop that'll do in Honokaa. :)

    Mmmmmm. Malasadas.

  3. Blaine's in Honokaa have been there for at least 10 years. The property was previously vacant after the long running Dairy Queen closed in the 1980s. The old Dairy Queen was bulldozed down and the property was a parking lot .... then came Blaine's... and yes, they have good plate lunch. Gives Tex Drive In a run for their money.

    The Big Island is my favorite place.