FC: Kona, Hawaii Jan 17-19, 2014
1: First Family Space A Flight on a KC-135 from the 171st Air Refueling Wing Pittsburgh, Pa | Robert and Samara got to experience how Daddy flies for work everyday.
3: Save arrival in Hawaii with bright skies and smiling faces! Volcanic "Smog" called VOG could be seen rolling over the mountain from the airport.
4: Dinner at the Sheraton Resort's Rays on the Bay
5: The surf was so bad we could not see the Manta that come to feed in the bay. But the view was spectacular!
7: Watching the sunrise on the black sand of Punalu'u Beach
8: Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
11: End of the Road Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
12: Holei Sea Arch
13: 1969-1974 Lava Flows
14: Hiking Mauna Ulu
16: Views from the top of Mauna Ulu | Mauna Ulu | Towards Kilauea Caldera
17: Halema'uma'u Crater
18: Thurston Lava Tube
19: Pauahi & Puhimau Craters
20: Halema'uma'u Crater
21: At dusk you could start to see the red/orange glow of the lava pool.
22: Snorkeling at the Ai' opio Fish Trap
25: Kaloko-Honokohau Park
27: Boeing was parked at the same FBO doing flight testing on their new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. We had the opportunity to tour the plane while waiting for our flight. Robert got to sit left seat to Daddy. | Before we even took off the ground both kids were asleep so Mommy got to watch her first take off from the cockpit!