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Our Hawaiian Vacation – A Scenic Vista, Mauna Kea Sighting and a Rainbow

This blog post continues the activities of Thursday, September 6th.

From the Pololu Valley Lookout we drove to Waimea via Highway 250, or Kohala Mountain Road — a distance of approximately 30 miles.

Approximately 21 miles from Pololu Valley Lookout there is a pull off for Scenic Point.

_LG28112From Scenic Point there is a splendid vista of the Kohala Coast and Kawaihae Harbor far below.

A little farther along Highway 250 we came across a view of Mauna Kea.  Mauna Kea is one of five volcanoes on the Island of Hawaii.  Mauna Kea, at a height of 13,796 feet above sea level, is the tallest of the five volcanoes.

_LG28114Mauna Kea, with a cloud wall in front of it
I took this picture from inside our car.

A little farther along the highway we found a pull off.

_LG28116Mauna Kea, with a cloud wall in front of it

If you click on one or both of the images of Mauna Kea and then magnify the Flickr image, you will be able to see several of the observatories that sit on top of Mauna Kea.

We arrived at the Big Island Brew House in Waimea at approximately 3:45 pm.  While Dorothy, Bob and John were partaking of liquid refreshment inside the Big Island Brew House, I stayed in the car updating my journal with Wednesday’s activities. I was easily distracted, though, from writing in my journal.  It was hot outside, and the car windows were down.  It started to rain, and I had to close the windows.  It stopped raining, and I opened the windows again.  This activity continued off and on, while parked at Big Island Brew House.  It got even more distracting, when the sun was shining and it was raining.  You know what that means don’t you?  RAINBOW!

_LG28124Rainbow!

With a rainbow visible, I was now even more distracted from writing in my journal.  I was jumping out of the car (in the rain) taking a picture of the rainbow and then jumping back into the car.  I repeated this motion several times!

_LG28125Rainbow!

_LG28126What a pretty rainbow!

_LG28127The rainbow was a BIG distraction!

Look at this!  As we left Waimea, that rainbow still graced us with its beauty!

_LG28129How BEAUTIFUL!

_LG28128The rainbow was visible for over an hour!

20180906_164626Dorothy took this picture of me and the rainbow.

I did get caught up in my journaling, but not until later that evening.

I will conclude the activities of Thursday, September 6th, in my next blog post.

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