I know, I know, I've been home almost a week, and I haven't posted photos of our trip. Apart from suffering from severe jet-lag, I've been very busy doing laundry and making actual home-cooked meals, and stuff like that.
The first couple of days we were in Waikoloa, it rained. Really rained. Hard.
So there wasn't really much sightseeing going on. On Tuesday, after my panel, Tod did some touring on his own, going to the lava flow near Hilo and north to Hawi.
On Wednesday afternoon, we went whale-watching.
Thursday, after LCC ended, we drove up through Hilo
and went to the lava flow again, just because he thought it was so cool I'd want to see it too. Along with a lot of other people, we walked about half a mile over rough, bumpy terrain to the shore.
Once we got to the shore, all we could see was a plume of smoke in the distance:
But after dark, it looked really cool! (Or do I mean hot?)
On Friday, we drove around the island in the opposite direction, and went to the caldera at Kilauea. The air was fairly thick with sulfur.
Saturday was our anniversary, so we went to dinner at a fabulous restaurant in Waimea to celebrate.
Sunday came all too soon, but after fighting the crowds at the Kona airport, and being jammed between Tod and a very large young man on the plane, I was happy to be home.