It was our first full day in Hawaii, my sister and I went to visit our dad for Christmas on the Big Island.
They’d had big winds right before we came so there was a massive surge. We didn’t go in the nearly four foot waves, but we went and watched surfers who did in Kaelakekua Bay. The waves don’t even look that giant until you see the tiny tiny surfer in it.
That evening we went to Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is located in the center of the island with a summit 13,000 feet above sea level. One of the most amazing observatories is located there, NASA’s tested rovers near the top because the land conditions are supposed to be similar to the moon, and the smithsonian even has some set ups there. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see the stars that the summit is famed for due to clouds. BUT thanks to the clouds we got one of the most amazing sunsets I’ve ever seen. The sun was actually setting on the second row of clouds.