Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Epiosde 13 The Waipio Valley

The Waipio Valley is one of the real jewels of the Hawaiian Islands. A true Shangri-La that looks like something right out of the movies. This valley is surrounded on three sides by mountainous walls and the ocean on the other side. I was joined on this trip by a friend of mine, Cassie Joseph, who is also a traveling nurse working here at the Hilo Medical Center. We took a guided van tour to the valley floor with a very unique tour guide. We also stopped off at the Parker Ranch in Waimea and Akaka Falls before heading home.

Soundtrack: E Ku'u Morning Dew by KImo Watanabe

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Episode 12 Hawaii Part 2- The South Side

On this trip, I drove south out of Hilo along Rt.11. This road takes you along the south side of the island, through Volcanoes National Park, and continues on to the west towards Kona. Along the way I stopped at one of the Big Island's best black sand beaches and also drove to the most geograpically southern point in the entire United States. I finished in Kona with a beautiful Hawaiian sunset.

Soundtrack: Sanoe/Awaiulu Medley by Kimo Watanabe

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Episode 11 Hawaii Intro

I left South Carolina in November and am now working on the east coast of the big island of Hawaii in Hilo. I will be here until Feb. 2007 and hope to bring you lots of cool stuff from this great volcanic paradise.