The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

Aloha from Paradise!

Our vacation in Hawaii is nearing the end, but it's been wonderful. I'm sure glad we got the chance to do this.

More on that in a bit. First, I want to mention that LJ Idol sign-ups are going on now! If you've ever been curious about Idol, or intended to participate but didn't get around to it, it is:
  • A writing competition with prompts every week or so.
  • A chance to flex your creative muscles and see what you're capable of (Hint: probably more than you think).
  • A opportunity for all kinds of writing, such as fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Just in case you typically write just one of those OR you'd like to stretch yourself and write something new. :)
  • Happening back here on Live Journal again after last season at Dreamwidth.

  • There's an FAQ here, and sign-ups are here. What have you got to lose? :D

    So, Hawaii. We're on the Big Island, on the Kona side now after almost 5 days over near Hilo. We've seen beautiful waterfalls, miles of shoreline (lots of lava-edged cliffs with waves breaking against them), lots of flowering trees and plants, Waipio Valley (on horseback), and the legacy of devastation that is Volcanoes National Park. No flowing lava, unfortunately. We'd been looking forward to that, but everything is quiet right now because the island let off so much thermal pressure last year when all of the destruction and panic and evacuations were happening due to encroaching lava. Basically, multiple year's worth of activity happened all at once last year. Thank goodness people living in those areas were able to get away safely, and the damage wasn't worse.

    We've done a lot on this side of the island too, but right now we're packing up and getting ready for an early morning of returning the rental car, boarding a 9:30 flight to Honolulu, and then settling in for a long, long day of travel. :O

    Hope you've all been keeping well in the meantime. :)


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