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Feliz Aņo Nuevo

Jan. 1, 2000
So. It's here. Anyway... Okay, I'll recognize that today is the first day of the rollover year that is 2000. Today's eve was a great time that I got to...

Liftoff

Jan. 3, 2000
I'm on my way to Hawaii. Seat H in row 15 is where I reside on this DC-10 flight that marks the beginning of my January abroad. With Kristin...

Sky high room with a view

Jan. 3, 2000
I am happy to report a flawless, and actually rather smooth, flight from SeaTac. After wait patiently outside the Honolulu Airport for our rental cars and drivers we weaved...

Watch that knife please pineapple lady

Jan. 4, 2000
As one of the rental cars (with me in it) drives back from Sunset Beach, we quietly attempt to determine where we'd like to eat this evening. I say...

Jacked Jack

Jan. 5, 2000
Zowie, what a time! After rising at 7am, scarfing down a quick Corn Flakes and orange juice breakfast, Dr. Benham led the PLU caravan to the Bishop Museum just...

Chug, chug, chug!

Jan. 6, 2000
Waking up today soon led to a fantastic time snorkeling in Hanama Bay. We all actually hit the rough water after a brief environmental lesson administered by a volunteer...

A little rough on the landing

Jan. 7, 2000
Got to sleep in a half hour this morning. After a shower I took off downstairs to the parking garage to capture on film the deed Kristin, Renee and...

Drive in, drive out

Jan. 8, 2000
The three vans hit the road this morning heading towards the western side of this island. The road carried us just to the south of Mauna Loa, through desertified...

Kilauea: Unplugged

Jan. 9, 2000
A special treat this morning allowed everyone to sleep in an hour later than most mornings so far. Nick, Matt, Kristin, and I barely woke up when the Benham's...

Can I dip the balls of my feet in it?

Jan. 10, 2000
When I sit down to type this website I sometimes wonder if my words are worth anything in the light of the experiences I'm blessed with. Lecture this morning was...

Elusive Pele

Jan. 11, 2000
With little lecture to hold us all back my class and I loaded ourselves into the vans and drove back down the Chain of Craters Road to the active...

Coral Snacks!

Jan. 12, 2000
Not too much lecture after breakfast this morning. Had one that briefly covered some types of fish and coral that we would find while snorkeling today in Kona at...

Insert stutter here

Jan. 13, 2000
This morning didn't follow the normal path mornings have been taking thus far on this trip. After breakfast and before lecture I went to the Benham's place to use...

Green beach. No white speedo.

Jan. 14, 2000
Class today started with a brief, eleven question quiz which I presume I well on. Can't think of what I may have missed on it but I guess we'll...

Here comes the rain again

Jan. 15, 2000
Today was a rather mind bending day. This morning everyone loaded up and drove a little less than an hour to a beach area where some people live by...

Jan. 16, 2000
Sleeping in is a pretty good feeling. I knew there was really no reason to be up at the 6:43am butt crack of dawn so I neglected to set...

Me Tarzan

Jan. 17, 2000
For days now I've waited for this morning. 8am was the time that I was told to return a call to the man in charge of visitation to the...

Skunked again

Jan. 18, 2000
Not many stories to tell today. Frankly I think everyone was still tired from Monday and last weekend. We embarked on yet another journey to the edge of the...

Schools of fun

Jan. 19, 2000
You know you're waking up too early in the morning when a shower is bypassed and food is scarfed. Today was a day for that kind of morning. Why...

Geothermal interest

Jan. 20, 2000
What would the beginning of my day be without a healthy breakfast of Cheerios, two fried eggs, and a glass of OJ? Nothing. Well, almost nothing. Too bad the...

A driving day

Jan. 21, 2000
Driving, driving, driving. We do it quite a bit here. This morning we left KMC on the road to Hilo. First brief was there where the Benhams bought many...

Alcohol-induced anti-socialism

Jan. 22, 2000
One more flow visit this morning and one more barrier stood in between us and our viewing of the red rock. Once at the end of the Chain of...

Beach stereotype

Jan. 23, 2000
I laid in bed this morning totally content with waning in and out of sleep, listening to snippets of conversations being had in the rooms adjacent to mine. Through...

Book worm

Jan. 24, 2000
Welcome to the rest of the trip. The time is upon all of us when we must now begin the end of our J-term here in Hawaii. What this...

Up hopes

Jan. 25, 2000
This morning my only goal was to get ready for the big day that lie ahead. Because our departure for the base camp 9000' up Mauna Kea wasn't until...

Productivity? Nah...

Jan. 26, 2000
Admidst the flutter and fury of getting this paper typed, two vans headed off either to the hour distant Punaluu black sand beach or to the 2.5 hour distant...

...and going, and going, STOP!

Jan. 27, 2000
And so the day arrives to leave. I got up at 6am this morning so I could be on the ball for we were to vacate the firehouse and...

So close yet so far

Jan. 30, 2000
This is just one of those, nothing in particular kinda' days. Got up kinda' late, headed to breakfast on Matt Agee's meal ticket, then went out in search of...
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