Here are the some pics to follow up with my return.
First are some pics from Hawaii. We stayed off Black Rock in Maui. We always seem to have an exciting time. The excitement seems to follow us. While there, fires shut down the road that connects Lahaina to the rest of Maui. Teen idol Zack Ephron was present for a Movie Festival. The end of the vacation was saddened by the disappearance of a snorkeler right in front of our room. Four or five days emergency personnel were present in the ocean, of land and even in the parking lot. We stayed out of the ocean for part of the day. The Lola was afraid that she would have a life altering event. Here is a pic of the area where we would wait for the bus. We enjoyed the trip to the other side of the island. This "ginger" bloom was just gorgeous. We also went to the top of Haleakala. This old volcano looks like something more from moon.
At the top of the mountain is the strangest looking plant.
This plant looks like it is metallic.
It grows for up to 25 years before it blooms and then dies.
The last pic is of the view in the evening from our window. What a way to go to bed at night.