Hawaii Trip: Day Ten

– Big Island, Hawaii – It’s our last big day in Hawaii. Tomorrow morning we get up and fly back to Honolulu, then get on a big plane to take us all the way back to DFW. It’s been a lot of fun, but I’m ready to go home. I really miss little Ripley, and…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Nine

– Big Island, Hawaii – I would say that today was a day of history. That may sound strange, but the western coast of the Big Island is filled with what I would call cultural heritage sites, and most of what we did today revolved around places like that. We began our morning at 5am…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Eight

– Big Island, Hawaii – We did our only big hike of the trip today. We got out of bed at 5, gathered up all of the stuff we’d need for the hike and stuffed down our breakfast. Unfortunately, while we’d intended to leave by about 5:20, we didn’t actually leave our room until about…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Seven

– Wailea, Hawaii to Volcano, Hawaii – We didn’t take any pictures today until we arrived on the Big Island. Not a single one. I’m a little surprised, as we usually make at least a token effort, but today we just didn’t. We started our day at 5am, as usual, and had time for a…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Six

– Maui, Hawaii – Man, I can’t believe it’s already day six. This trip is really flying by. Tomorrow we have to get back on an airplane and fly over to the Big Island. I have to say, it is the island I’ve been most excited about, and I’ve heard it has the most to…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Five

– Maui, Hawaii – Today was a national park day. That’s pretty exciting. We’ve completed 51 of them now. Only 8 more to go, until they add a new one: 5 in Alaska, 1 in Hawaii, 1 in American Samoa, and 1 in the U.S. Virgin Islands. We will get that Hawaii one later this…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Four

– Honolulu, Hawaii to Wailea, Hawaii – We’ve made it to our second island! I’m writing to you tonight from our hotel on Maui. We started our morning at 5am without a run and a swim, which made us a little sad. Instead, we showered and finished packing, then had the last of our breakfast…

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Hawaii Trip: Day Three

– Oahu, Hawaii – Day three began much like day two. We woke up at 5am, brushed our teeth, got dressed, and walked out to the path behind our hotel for our morning run. It didn’t rain much today, unlike yesterday, and the wind was a little quieter, so our run ended up being a…

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Texas Gulf Coast Trip: Part Two

– Day Four: Corpus Christi, Texas to Galveston, Texas – On Monday morning we got up early and went for another run over at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. It was a lovely morning, and we were back at our hotel for showers pretty early. We packed up everything from our hotel room and headed out of…

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Texas Gulf Coast Trip: Part One

– Day One: Denton, Texas to Gonzalez, Texas – It seems like we take a trip to the Texas Gulf Coast at least once a year. Looking back at pictures on our photodatabase, I think we sometimes even make the trip twice. Most of the time, we visit Corpus Christi, which is our favorite coastal locale,…

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