We spent a glorious week in a house right across the beach in Hilo on the big island of Hawaii with my parents, brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law. These are the fancy picts I took.
I take a lot of photos of a lot of things. Recently I’ve been interested in photos that capture a feeling for a place and/or time – especially in travel or in the mundane everyday. In this case, here are a few collages of places I visited on our big vacation.
Friday, July 12th
We arrived around 11 am and the house was not ready early so we had to kill a few hours around town. We swung by Old Mill District to trade out a broken camp chair at REI and to check out the scene there. Its a very nice looking mall, but its still a mall. We meandered over to Pioneer Park and did a bit of a river walk past a weir on the Deschutes, saw a boy fishing, felt the icy water, and enjoyed the scenery. Then we had a picnic at one of the tables- not ideally placed on a strip between the road and the parking lot without a view of the river, but the kids could run and play and they were contained and away from any drowning danger.
We made a quick exit from California and headed for Klamath Falls. Although it was described as a “butt scab” we found the downtown very quaint and interesting with nice old buildings, a view of the lake, and some open businesses. The place seems like its in recovery after the recession. We were looking for a Mexican food joint I found on yelp, but it no longer existed at the address I had. Justin saved the day and found a brewery a few blocks away: Klamath Basin Brewing Company in the Creamery building. Continue reading
Day 1. Wednesday, July 10th 2013
We managed to escape town at 11 am with the car not as packed as on our last trip; there’s room to breathe. First potty break was at our fav old haunt, Granzellas in Williams – they have clean bathrooms and an amazing taxidermy collection including 3 polar bears. Novella spent $3 of the $4 she got from Gma and Gpa on a Hello Kitty Pez dispenser which she truly and deeply adores. We made it as far as Red Bluff when B demanded another break, but we were ready for a snack break. I found a State Park with good reviews not too far up the highway.