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Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving on the Big Island

So Beth and I actually had Thanksgiving on the Saturday before because we took off to the big island of Hawaii for Thanksgiving weekend.

The first thing we noticed on our way to the airport was all of the white rock messages people wrote on the black lava.

I thought I saw a rock that looked a lot like an aardvark until we got closer and I realized it was a metal silhouette placed amongst the rocks.

Then we passed the dinosaur.

31 comments:

electrictree said...

How excitingly dissapointing. Yay! aardvark! Boo, not shaped like rock! Yay! Made of metal!!

Beena said...

Well, that dinosaur would have made me do a double take. But you are right...that one clump does look like an aardvark or as we have here in Florida, an armadillo!

Jenea said...

In Hawai untill now live dinosaurs? :)

Alisha Rene' said...

that's so cool. Hope you had fun.

Henry Wasserman said...

Dino lives!

TheJungleman said...

I hope you enjoyed my island braddah. :)

Thorny Tree Lady said...

What? No Ploar Bear? What kind of island IS that???

IslandPearl said...

Cool! We've spent every Thanksgiving for the last 20 years in either Kona, Waimea or Waiakaloa. Nice change of pace from Honolulu, isn't it?

Malea said...

I love the big island. The first time I went I was amazed by some of the work people went into to make those messages. Way less "white trashy" than red plastic cup messages on highway gates.

Jonjon said...

Kona...Eh...Sould of went to Hilo!

martukis said...

Hola Jorge

Qué buena pinta tenía la comilona del Thanksgiving

y qué curiosos los mensajes en blanco sobre la rocas negras

un abrazo

Magi said...

That dinosaur looks like it belongs on your set. ;o)

Nikki Stafford said...

Wow, those are so cool! In Canada as you drive north along the Canadian Shield (which is basically where the land turns to rock) there are lots of little inukshuks lining the roads. Have you ever seen the white chalk drawings on the hills in England? Some of those are pretty amazing... of course, then you have the people who create fake ones and send the locals into a frenzy. ;)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/dorset/6901543.stm

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

one of the few words i remember from when i lived in hawaii as a little girl in the 50's..
melekamekimaka..

Frankie said...

That Dinosaur is really neat looking.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Coooooll.

Annie said...

Hey Jorge--do you do autographed pix? My husband would like one but is too chicken to ask.

Collin said...

That is pretty cool. People on the big island got to do something to keep themselves entertained. Well, the ocean and volcanoes kept me entertained, but I'm a tourist. I don't know how the people who live there all the time feel about the island.

carlae said...

I thought that was a pretty cool thing, seeing the messages, but never the messenger...hmmm!

O.Schaefer said...

Haha. I love those things. My wife and I spent hours driving around there looking at the messages. We were tempted to put one up ourselves, but never did. (Didn't see the dinosaur though!)

The Big Island rocks. So to speak.

Michelangelo said...

I went to the Big Island with my stepmom, dad and teammate two winters ago. My teammate and I had plans to sneak off and make a white rock sign, but couldn't think of anything awesome that wouldn't require a ton of rocks. Did y'all write anything?

Derek Brink said...

...and now we have proof. There ARE dinosaurs on the Island!

I'm sure I won't be the first to make that joke...but it's hard to tell with the comment moderation...but if I AM first... Win! :)

Gabriel said...

Hi Jorge!!, your blog is great!!. You gotta see this promo for LOST that aired in Spain. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C56Lgl6DorM

Cool!

Greetings from Argentina!!

Erkan said...

lol
is that a nokia photo camera ???

I have the same small dirt dot as u have on the left part on the lens :)) !!

greetz
and buenas dias and Guten Abend Monsieur Jorge

:P

A Comedic Author, With Rat Training Tendencies said...

That ....er...rocks?

Miztification said...

That dinosaur is wild...

Laura said...

Hi Jorge! We were on the big island in Sept. for our honeymoon and we heard from many people in Kilauea Kona that the white rock is their graffiti.Its mostly coral people bring in from the beaches. So we didn't want to do it, but we did do it at The South Point where we knew one good wave would wash it away, but we took lots of pictures first!

Moeyness said...

Aren't they cool? I live on the west side of the Big Island and I've seen so many awesome rock messages...proposals, apologies, inspirational messages to ironman triathletes, lame company logos and alohas from the hotels,lewd pictures and sayings left by teenagers, etc. So fun! Hope y'all had an awesome holiday up here!

SawyerCallsMeGrimace said...

Ooooh! You must have just caught the right light! You know that the dinAsaurs are invisabul, right? RIGHT? :p

www.dinasaurhedcult.com

Beth said...

That dinosaur looks EXACTLY like the one I always see driving up to Door County, WI.

Shane said...

Love the white rocks... The WF and I put up a message on our honeymoon... (and, yeah... just found your blog recently and going through it from the start...) Thanks!