Today we went on a fantastic trip to the summit of Mauna Kea with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures. It was so good. We were picked up in Kona and driven in a nice new van up to the summit, while the driver (Arthur) told us a ton of interesting facts about the Big Island. At the summit we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, and then returned to the visitor center where our driver set up a telescope and we spent a couple of hours stargazing. It was pretty great! Highly recommended.
The photo looks serene, but it was very windy and bitterly cold at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Very beautiful, though, and walking through the lava tube was really cool.
We arrived on the Big Island! I love the stickers… so cool. And they make me hungry…
The obligatory airport photo to mark the end of our holiday vacation… until next time!
I went for a long run on the Strand to close out the year on a high note, and I took my Insta360 X3 camera with me to take some footage for a video. Please watch if you have some time!
One thing that I found interesting is that even though I ran a distance of 13+ miles, it seemed much shorter since there were so many interesting things to look at. The time just flew by!