Welcome to my new Friday Field Trip Feature -
How about a tropical getaway to warm things up. Even though we're supposed to be reaching more 'normal' temperatures in the 70's, it's been super cold for Florida for almost two weeks. Normal cold snaps are more like two to three days, so I'm sharing pictures from a trip to Hawaii, specifically Haleakala on Maui, and the Molokai Ranch Resort.
Since this is a new feature, I'd appreciate some feedback about page loading times for those on dial-up. I've tried to minimize the image sizes, and am keeping things to six images for now. If computers don't hang up viewing the page, I can try adding more. That is, if you're still interested in taking this field trips. Please let me know! I can try for larger images, or more of them. Or both.
And on to Molokai...
After a stressful week when I was in charge of the biennial marine mammal conference at the Outrigger Resort on Maui (don't get all jealous -- the room I worked in from 7-7 every day had no windows - just a slight view of the path from the gift shop through a light panel next to the door), we decided to unwind with 5 days at the Molokai Ranch, where we luxuriated in near-isolation. We stayed at their beach complex. Gorgeous. Relaxing. A perfect place to decompress. I'm sad to discover it's no longer in business.