After a long season of racing I needed a break so I convinced my parents to go on a family vacation. My brother was able to get away and my parents got the time off work so we planned a trip to the Big Island. Here are some pictures from our first week!
|My house in Salmon Arm on Monday, Apr.18: 9 inches of fresh snow!|
|First morning in Hawaii|
|Pools in the rainforest|
|Exploring lava tubes|
|Hula dancers preparing for the Merrie Momarch festival in Hilo|
|Sunbathing sea turtles|
|Tide pools with amazing snorkeling! This is where I got my first sunburn :(|
|Perfect spot for a picnic|
|So much fresh fruit everywhere!|
|Climbing a banyan tree|
|Halama'uma'u crater steaming inside Kilauea Caldera. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Unfortunately it decided to take a holiday so we didn't get to see any fresh lava.|
|Loving the ocean!|
We still have 5 days left in paradise before heading back to the real life. This makes me incredibly happy to be where I am!