Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)

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Hawaii: Driving up the Hāmākua Coast

Jul 29, 2014
Hawaii: Driving up the Hāmākua Coast

On Monday it was time to leave our first vacation rental in Pahoa and move to our second home away from home on the Kohala Coast on the northwestern tip of the Big Island. To get there, we drove up the Hāmākua Coast, crossing over to

Hawaii: Leaving Pahoa

Jul 28, 2014
Hawaii: Leaving Pahoa

All good things come to an end, and while we’re not leaving the island yet, we’re moving around the top to our new house in Kohala.

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I look forward to exploring another part of the island—much drier and less jungly—but I’ll...

Hawaii: Maku’u Sunday Farmers Market

Jul 27, 2014
Hawaii: Maku’u Sunday Farmers Market

Ho hum, you probably think, another farmers market post. True enough, but the Maku’u Farmers Market is the nicest we’ve been to this far. We liked it even better than the Hilo Farmers Market although for an overall experience the night market at Uncle Robert’s is hard to beat (it...

Hawaii: Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana

Jul 27, 2014
Hawaii: Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana

On our way to Uncle Robert’s Night Market, and then again on our way to the far side of the Red Road, we drove by a small clapboard church framed by palm trees. It looked so quaint, I had to stop and take a look. It turned out that this...

Hawaii: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Jul 26, 2014
Hawaii: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

This morning I left the family behind at the house and made a solo trip to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden just north of Hilo. I had barely pulled out of the driveway when I saw this arresting sight ahead of me:

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Hawaii: Driving the Red Road

Jul 25, 2014
Hawaii: Driving the Red Road

The Red Road along the southeastern shore of Hawaii is one of those fabled American byways. Called “one of the most scenic roads in the state of Hawaii” (1), it is so far off the beaten path that relatively few tourists venture here. When I read that it “takes you through...

Hawaii: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Jul 25, 2014
Hawaii: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. At 323,431 acres it’s large park. Only a very small part of is accessible by car, but as you can see in this post, the places you can drive to are pretty fantastic.

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Hawaii: Uncle Robert’s night market in Kalapana

Jul 24, 2014
Hawaii: Uncle Robert’s night market in Kalapana

Entirely by accident, Wednesday turned out to be the day of the farmers market. After thoroughly enjoying the Hilo farmers market in the late morning, we went to the night market at Uncle Robert’s in Kalapana Village, about 20 minutes from our house in Pahoa. It had been highly recommended, and in...

Hawaii: Hilo farmers market

Jul 23, 2014
Hawaii: Hilo farmers market

This morning we went to the farmers market in Hilo, the largest town on the east side of Hawaii. In 2012, Huffington Post rated it as one of the ten best farmers markets in the U.S. What was particularly interesting for us was the huge selection of tropical fruits we...

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

Jul 23, 2014
Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore!

I knew I wasn’t in my bed at home when I woke up in the middle of the night and heard the ocean roaring outside. And when I grabbed my camera at 5:45 this morning, this is what greeted when I stepped out on the deck of the house we’re renting:

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