Maybe my favorite bar. Remember those?
Happy birthday to my beautiful wife on her 30th. The Yellowstone trip will have to wait, but you can attempt ruining my pictures anywhere.
Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies
Two years ago today at the Colosseum
Fisherman's pier at Sprague Lake in the Rockies. Didn't catch shit.
Durango for the weekend
Custer State Park in the Black Hills
Hikes and runs used to wear her out, but now she's in better shape than us. If only she enjoyed Netflix and alcohol.
Billie's first camping trip. She's doing great, but would still prefer being the only dog on Earth.
Horse Thief Lake with the ladies
Window to the West
George at sunrise
Black Hills, South Dakota
Up and to the right
Everything the light touches is our kingdom
Hungover hike to take our minds off the apartment search.
Picking favorites on our final night in Hawaii, Favorite island: Big Island Favorite Airbnb: Michael’s Ka'awa Loa Plantation, Big Island Favorite hike: Kilauea Iki, Big Island Favorite beach: Makena Cove, Maui Favorite bar: Honolulu Tavern with an honorable mention for Brewseum, Oahu Favorite restaurant: Herringbone Waikiki, Oahu Favorite drive: Chain of Craters Road, Big Island
The pond from 50 First Dates out the window of the diner Drew Barrymore's character eats breakfast every morning. It's also the backdrop of wedding receptions I'll never be invited to.
Hiking up to WWII pill boxes. I promise she wasn't posing for this.
"The Stairs of Doom", 1048 steep steps along an old tramway line to Koko Head Crater. It's worth it, no matter what my legs say tomorrow.
The 442-foot Akaka Falls
The still active Makapu'u Point Lighthouse on the southeasternmost point of Oahu was completed in 1909 and has the largest lens of any lighthouse in the United States.
Driving around the island of Oahu
The Indominus Rex enclosure from Jurassic World and the bone yard from Kong: Skull Island, both made of styrofoam and plywood. The 4000 acre Kualoa Ranch used to belong to the queen of Hawaii, was bought for $5000 in the 1800s by Gerrit Judd, and remains with the family today at a valuation of nearly $1 billion. It's a working farm and has been the set of over 40 Hollywood movies and TV shows.
Sergeant flying the colors while Katie and I complain about how sore we are on this hike up the mountain.
Bob, an old man we met in Hamakua, HI, told us we had to visit Waipi'o Valley during any break in conversation. It was the residence of early Hawaiian kings and is still considered sacred ground. I love the shadows the trees on the ridge cast down the cliff.
Imagine picking 100 ripe beans for each cup of coffee you drink and then waiting for them to dry for six months. Hot tip—dark roast has less caffeine than lighter roasts because more is lost in the process.
Right before Katie got hit by a wave on the world's newest beach. Pohoiki Black Sand Beach was created along with over one square mile of new land by the Kilauea eruptions last August. The lava blocked access to the park's boat ramp and came just 230 feet short of filling the bay.
My favorite part of the Road to Hana was the sound of the bamboo forest swaying in the wind along the Seven Sacred Pools in Haleakalā National Park. The last picture is the Air Force's Maui Space Surveillance System. It tracks over 8,000 man-made objects in space in part by projecting lasers into the atmosphere. It can also track ballistic missiles.
These Hawaiian sunsets
Our tiny house on lava flows from the 90s. Just past the home, lava covered miles of road making this neighborhood difficult to get to. Those seeking privacy have since created an anything goes "Wild West" community. It's off-the-grid, each home collects water from rain and energy from the sun.
Chain of Craters Road through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hōlei Sea Arch
Space tracking and communications ground station at the southernmost point in the United States. This spot was a finalist for NASA launches. Its proximity to the equator increases a rocket's angular momentum but was ultimately too remote.
It's not a good vacation unless you want to move to where you're at. Send our things.
Mauna Kea is the world's tallest volcano and taller than even Mt Everest when measured from it's oceanic base since most of it is under water. There are 12 telescopes and observatories at its peak operated by universities, countries, and NASA. The second picture is the remote, NASA-funded HI-SEAS program, a mock Mars mission where six astronauts are spending a full year in a habitat and can only go outside in space suits. It's 8000 ft up on Mauna Loa, the world's largest (and still active) volcano.
Geckos don't have eyelids and often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist. Car insurance salesman by day, creeping honeymooners out crawling all over their bedroom by night.
From a crater to clouds and the ocean. Sorry Hwy 1, Chain of Craters Road might have you beat.
The summit caldera of Kilauea, the most active of five volcanos that created the big island of Hawaii, is five square miles with 400 ft walls. Framed in the picture is Halema'uma'u Crater, which itself is a mile in diameter and 1000 ft deep. It erupted continuously for 35 years, ending just last year. The crater is the home of Pele, the godess of fire and volcanos.
Last morning in Volcano. Don't want to leave our honeymoon cottage.
The Kilauea Iki Crater Trail just after sunrise. Tongue out for balance.
Our Airbnb in the town of Volcano, ready to hike Hawai'i Volcanos National Park
Last walk with Billie before leaving her for 6 weeks. I bet she'll forgive us. 📸 My wife
First dance with my beautiful bride
Survived top-speed ATVing in Sedona. Just barely.
I've never forgiven horses after a bad experience 13 years ago. I'll take the bike.
Throwback to @timmycappello's first Hawkeye tailgate.
Winter is best spent indoors.
You and me both, Bill
The endless blue
Some bunny art on a snowy day.
My hostel was next door to super-tourist Temple Bar in Dublin
Billie got territorial about our cave and started growling at people walking by. Good girl. 📸 @lovkatherine
Solid year. Google Timeline says, "You walked 627 miles. You traveled 38,122 miles, that's 1.5 times around the World!"
Colors of Europe
The girl taking endless selfie stick shots while her boyfriend impatiently waited finally got out of my way.
Throw back to warmer days
My brother's new house wins the "looks most like fall" award.