February 21
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My two favorite islands in the world, Hawaii and the Philippines.

 

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The last time the casing worked. Canon has officially told me, that the camera is economically unrepairable. GREAT!

 

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My ride or die chick.

 

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Steph is loving our view enroute to the summit of Mauna Kea.

 

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One of the many reasons why Big Island is my favorite of the bunch.

 

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Well worth the freezing hike up to that top.

 

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Never will one be so cold and be so close to the Equator.

 

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The other reason why I love Big Island so much.

 

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Watching Big Island grow.

 

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An unachievable dream at this point…but kudos to all our service men and women.

 

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Quite the landscape to be flying and landing from.

 

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It’s hard to believe but some of the biggest buildings in the world were constructed with the help of simple bamboos…the scaffolding of Asia.

 

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Wonder why these red cabs never got the attention our yellow cab has gotten. I find them very comfortable and roomy.

 

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Siargao, Philippines. I knew I was in the right place when I saw this as a mode of transportation.

 

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The beautiful people of the Philippines.

 

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I don’t know what this local was doing…

 

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Our Thai inspired lunch @ Buddha’s Surf Resort.

 

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Their super cute Beagle!

 

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Really gotta get used to spooning dudes in Asia, or else you’ll never get anywhere.

 

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What should be much larger Tuna. The people here catch what they can. The years of dynamite fishing has unfortunately killed most of the marine & coral life in the region.

 

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As gorgeous as the water is, there is a disturbing lack of fish.

 

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I miss having warm tropical waters between my toes…

 

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They did have oysters.

 

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Don’t really know what he’s fishing for…didn’t see ONE fish.

 

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There were a bunch of these guys.

 

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Keeping ourselves entertained.

 

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