Big Island holiday

Since it seems more or less like the VeloNews.com setup, I thought I’d test-drive the free-version WordPress gallery tool with a few more shots from our Big Island getaway. Click a thumbnail and you get a larger photo with caption, plus the ability to navigate fore and aft throughout the gallery.

So in case you feel the need for a getaway from whatever’s crawling up your butt — airstrikes in Libya, dope fiends on bicycles or eejits in DeeCee — pull on your grass skirt, add a coconut brassiere and prepare to get lei’d.

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6 Responses to “Big Island holiday”

  1. Khal Spencer Says:

    Big Island, no ka oi.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Hey, K … even though we were bracketed by a volcanic eruption and a tsunami it was pretty damn’ nice. We never made it to Roy’s, though. Tried the afternoon we got in, but they didn’t open until 5 and we were famished, so we grabbed a bite at some lesser joint and then basically never got back there again.

      We did, however, find a ton of other good eats: The Coffee Shack (killer breakfasts and local java); Keei Café (excellent dinner, reasonable prices, big portions); Annie’s (grass-fed, island-raised beef, organic goodies and local beer); and The Fish Hopper on Alii Drive, overlooking Kailua Bay.

      There was a certain grim amusement to be had watching tourists photograph the slightly damaged sidewalk and road outside The Fish Hopper after seeing NHK English-language coverage of the destruction in Japan. Our rental had a satellite dish, and man … NHK has it all over the round-eyes when it comes to giving you the real deal. I hate TV news, and even I was impressed.

  2. Larry T. Says:

    Glad you enjoyed your vacation! Add the sudden popularity of geiger-counters and iodide tablets to the “people are stupid” category in response to the nuke mess in Japan. We had our semi-annual ravioli-making party last night. Details here http://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2011/03/milano-san-remo-and-homemade-ravioli.html
    if anyone wants to read more.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Larry, I recently heard some massively irritated expert excoriating us Yankees for being dipshits on this very topic; BBC America, I think it was. With so many pinheads Stateside gobbling up iodide tablets, they are in short supply for the folks who actually need them. Duh.

      The way things are going you’d think someone was offering a prize for the dumbest person ever.

  3. James Says:

    What? You mean the tsunami was not created by the “trilaterial commission on government affairs with page boys/girls?” Darn…..

    Awesome photos and it sure beats the weather here in ‘sunny’ NoCal.

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