Sunday, August 02, 2009

Home Again

I am home from Hawaii! Joel and I were there for a week with my parents, sister and brother-in-law. We had a fantastic trip: snorkeling with sea turtles, swimming with dolphins (in a dolphinarium, not in the wild; still amazing- I cried from the beauty of it) staying in Volcanos National Park with a great view of the crater, sailing to Lanai from Maui. We shot hundreds of photos, some of which Joel and I will be putting up on our etsy site soon.

If you were reading back in May, you might remember that Joel and I were debating whether or not to take a boat that goes right up to the lava flow. We did it, and yes, it was stupid from a safety perspective, but it was a once and a lifetime experience I will never forget.

On the other hand, sometimes something is "once in a lifetime" because you never want to do it again! :)

Anyway, we had a great time. I even bumped into someone I knew from a message board in real life at a luau, which is an excellent story that merits an entry of its own.

Meanwhile, it's a stormy Sunday afternoon. My portrait subjects who had booked for this afternoon rescheduled so we can shoot outdoor photos on a sunny day, and I get to sit around catching up on email and cuddling the pets and ignoring Mount Laundry. If I close my eyes, I can't seeee yoooouuu Mt Laundry.

There's no place like home.


Alissa said...

Yay. Glad you made it home safely.

Judy said...

Love the Lava Roy shots! And glad you lived to tell us about it!!

I'm working on Mt. Laundry!!

Samosas for One said...

Sounds like you had a great trip!

Joel said...

It was totally worth getting violently seasick for.