So, in the interest of distraction, here are a few photos from my vacation. We started on the Big Island of Hawaii (where I grew up and lived for 18 years), then to Oahu for where I also spent several years of my life.
We did an easy 3 mile hike in the Volcanoes National Park (one of my favorite places in the world). The trek started out easy and sunny enough, but within minutes we were walking through sheets of rain. Eventually it cleared and the view from the top of the lava cone we climbed was gorgeous.
We went from rainforests and lava fields to beaches and turtles.
There were about 150 more photos, but I won't bore you with the rest of them. Stay tuned for a real DF update soon, very soon!