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