Copenhagen 2018

painted buildings and houseboats at nyhavn waterfront, copenhagen

I spent all of last week in Germany visiting my German family.  It was awesome.  More about that trip in later posts.  On the way over, I had a 7 hour layover in Copenhagen. I took the metro from the airport to Kongens Nytorv and went on a one hour boat tour of the canals.

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Big Island, Hawaii 2018 – Part 4

a gold dust day gecko eating guava jelly in kona on the big island, hawaii

I love seeing the Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Big Island.  They’re everywhere!  But they’re very hard to find on Maui and Oahu, and nearly impossible on Kauai.  According to sciencing.com, “In 1974, a student at the University of Hawaii released eight gold dust day geckos, a native of Madagascar, into the Upper Mano Valley [of the Big Island].”

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Big Island, Hawaii 2018 – Part 3

me getting a tetanus shot on the big island hawaii

Originally this post was named “The Worst Day in Hawaii!” to go with my “The Best Day in Hawaii!” post.  However, in the weeks since we left, Kauai and Oahu have been hit with record flooding and devastating mudslides, and the Big Island has endured earthquakes and CRAZY volcanic eruptions! So many people have been displaced with no homes to go back to 🙁  So in retrospect, our day really wasn’t all that bad.

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Big Island, Hawaii 2018 – Part 2

lava bubbling over the crater at kīlauea, big island hawaii

After a week of trials and tribulations, we finally had an absolutely wonderful day on the Big Island!  Thanks 100% to KapohoKine Adventures 🙂  One of the things on our must do list was see lava.  And since we couldn’t see it by boat and couldn’t hike to it, that meant driving back to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

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Kauai, Hawaii 2017 – Part 2

a red-crested cardinal, kauai, hawaii

On Days 4 & 5 we did a TON! We checked out Wailua Falls, took a ride on the Kauai Plantation Railway and fed wild pigs, visited the Kilauea Lighthouse & Wildlife Sanctuary where we saw lots of Nene, walked out on Hanalei Bay pier, had lunch in Princeville, and visited Manini-holo dry cave & Waikapale wet cave. Phew!

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