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Photo Friday: Laupahoehoe, Hawaii

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about a “Photo Friday” feature on Watsons Unleashed.  Here is the inaugural post: What do you think?  Is this something you’d like to see as we travel the globe?

Threading the needle

The wind-whipped whitecaps of the Pacific Ocean roil 1500 feet beneath me, stretching away for thousands of miles in every direction but one. Towering over me to my right is a wall of rock more than two thousand feet high, adorned with thick vegetation and numerous waterfalls. I adjust my airplane’s “crab angle” to keep…

A visit to Volcano

Did you know that this past week, April 17th-25th, was National Park Week?  We didn’t until we drove down to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Friday and were invited in for free.  Yay! When Brian and I last visited the park — almost five years ago for our honeymoon — Kilauea’s lava was flowing into…

Kona Kava, Calm…

On Sunday we were initiated into the true spirit of the Islands. I’m not talking about watching young girls gyrate their hips in grass skirts, eating a disinterred pig, or even getting lei’d. Been there, done that (about five years ago when we honeymooned in Hawaii). What I am talking about is the magical elixir…

T minus zero (plus some)

As you may have already noticed, our countdown timer crossed the zero threshold about four days ago. That’s right folks. Our adventure has begun! On Wednesday, March 31 at 7:30 AM Pacific time, we boarded Alaska Airlines flight 893 to Kona, Hawaii. It was a mostly uneventful flight, apart from some free POG juice (passionfruit,…

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