Day 115: Headed to Hawaii: YERT is finally going to stay in a yUrt!

OK I know that flying to Hawaii is the LEAST environmentally friendly thing we are doing on this entire trip, and I don’t really believe in purchasing “carbon offsets” to relieve our guilt about our flight… but we “offset” the journey nonetheless and I am totally CHARGED about getting to see these islands that I have never seen before outside of Magnum PI and Ricardo Montalban…
We will be leaving our car in a friend’s garage (Thanks, Michael and Katie!!) and renting as eco-friendly an auto as we can once on the Big Island…I totally have a headache in anticipation.

OH! looking forward to some nature! I have heard about the black beaches, volcanoes, amazing balmy winds and brilliant birds like the japanese white eye and the java sparrow, and I am more than excited to see them. (Hawaii even has its own penguins, for heaven’s sake!) Hopefully we will have fabulous still photos for you…but our little Canon Elph has stopped focusing properly…one too many drops out of my lap onto the pavement as we’d spill out of the car in the dark at a new destination…so we’ll search for a store that’ll honor the amazing 1-yr Warranty. Wish us luck! I will not be a happy camper without the little camera that has become my best friend on this trip…

AND…YERT is finally staying in a YERT. Our friend, Emily Ellis, found one on the big island with wifi, and emailed us the link. (Thanks, Em!) We are psyched. For privacy’s sake we have also rented a converted VW bus that Mark may frequent. I can’t believe we are about to relax…

GOAL: To actually take it easy for a day or two before diving into all things environmental.
Also: Possibly to find a ukulele on the Big Island that is somewhat affordable (what they call seconds). YERT has got to start making some music…
Also: snorkeling…

(Because all work and no play makes YERT dull-ish.)
That’s all for now, as we continue packing for tomorrow…no sleep till…the big Island…

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