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Heading For The Valleys And The Hills… New Photos Added

A small order of pancakes...

A small order of pancakes...

Phil and I started the day at the Hawaiian Style Cafe for breakfast. We forgot that on the Big Island… everything is big. That’s a short stack!

The ride to the Waip'o Valley

The ride to the Waip'o Valley

We took the top off our rented Jeep headed out for Waip’o.

You can't beat this drive!

You can't beat this drive!

In the parking lot before the descent

In the parking lot before the descent

This picture speaks for itself

This picture speaks for itself

Into four wheel low we go

Into four wheel low we go

Pretty idyllic... eh?

Pretty idyllic... eh?

A closer look at the waterfall...

A closer look at the waterfall...

And then we were off to Mauna Kea.

Almost to the tree line...

Almost to the tree line...

Now we're getting somewhere

Now we're getting somewhere

The red mountain

The red mountain

The Mauna Kea observatory... one of them.

The Mauna Kea observatory... one of them.

13,870 feet above sea level...

13,870 feet above sea level...

And yeah, the air was really thin and I felt it.

Myron and I take a break from gasping for air

Myron and I take a break from gasping for air

Dormant... hopefully

Dormant... hopefully

It was a great day by all accounts. We got back to Hilo in time to have dinner with Jack Casady and now it’s to bed. Early radio show tomorrow.

Nighty night…

Now for some more pictures:

Getting the half top off the Wrangler

Getting the half top off the Wrangler

Check this poop out!

Check this poop out!

Nice suburb

Nice suburb

Horses have right of way

Horses have right of way

Red mountain from Mauna Kea

Red mountain from Mauna Kea

The previous new additions were all from Phil Jacobs!

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  1. Ham n Eggs
    June 24th, 2015 at 06:27 | #1

    To paraphrase Stymie “That stack a pancakes sure says hello to my stomach”
    Peace
    Love All Ways

  2. Dave Cox
    June 24th, 2015 at 06:43 | #2

    Great pics. Enjoy!

  3. Andriy
    June 24th, 2015 at 08:59 | #3

    Now those are big pancakes!

  4. Andriy
    June 24th, 2015 at 09:01 | #4

    Little Rascals?@Ham n Eggs

  5. Hamneggs
    June 24th, 2015 at 10:17 | #5

    After that breakfast the air any where might seem thin.
    @Andriy
    yes sir Thats how I got my nickname lol
    Peace
    Love All Ways

  6. johno
    June 24th, 2015 at 11:53 | #6

    Don’t forget to try some Hawaiian pineapples before you leave. It’s my favorite fruit and if I ever get to Hawaii I’m gonna eat them til they come out my ears. Glad to see you’re having fun – you deserve it!

  7. bob b.
    June 24th, 2015 at 12:29 | #7

    The North Shore of Oahu has the big surf. If you’ve never seen it….well, it ain’t your typical body surfing waves.

  8. Matty
    June 24th, 2015 at 14:03 | #8

    So are you and Jack gonna go surfing?

  9. HOGAN
    June 24th, 2015 at 14:15 | #9

    Hey Jorma,

    Love the picures and Myron’s shorts too..lol….Did Phil eat all that?
    Glad to see you guys have time to check out the sights also. If you have a chance when you get back to Honolulu check out Pearl Harbor if you haven’t already been.
    Great selfie of you and Jack.
    Enjoy
    :)

  10. charles newman
    June 25th, 2015 at 02:05 | #10

    Jorma your Hawaii trip always reminds me of a great vid of Pipeline by the Chantays. I note that Brian Carman, who co-wrote the tune with Bob Spickard, passed away March 1st. The old You Tube shows lots of vids for Bob still sounding great. RIP Brian. Ride The Wild Surf forever.

  11. carlo pagliano
    June 25th, 2015 at 03:36 | #11

    “ We who stopped alcohol before alcohol stopped us ” – live 2015.

  12. Doug Mlyn
    June 25th, 2015 at 12:17 | #12

    those are some awesome pictures! This is an awesome place. My wife is starting a new job and we decided to take a vacation on the big island (one of my suggestions). And what a coincidence that hot tuna is doing a little mini tour. We’re still on the kona side of the island and plan on catching the shows in Hilo and Honokaa. First time in Hawaii and I keep pinching myself. Went out deep sea fishing yesterday. Had a tuna on the line and a dolphin took everything except the head. Circle of life. We ended up buying some Ono at the fish market near the harbor. Delicious stuff. Anyway I’ve been reading your blog from the beginning. I always find your writings inspiring and from the heart. I love that you always post the set lists and your experience at the different gigs. Much appreciated. While I don’t always agree with everything.. Like you said opinions are like… Nuff said

  13. Wayne
    June 25th, 2015 at 12:21 | #13

    Thank you Jorma it is really terrific that you have a blog for us to share. Enjoy Hawaii and return home safe.

  14. Matty
    June 25th, 2015 at 17:38 | #14

    Make sure you stop at one of those coconut shacks out there for a coconut drink.
    When i was out there i pulled up a dirt road to a shack where this guy had a little shop and rented snorkeling gear. He takes a coconut from a pile on the ground and places the coconut on a stump and takes out a machete, then he chops the top of the coconut off and puts a straw in it and hands it to me to drink. Delicious.

  15. Barbara
    June 25th, 2015 at 21:32 | #15

    Hope you had some Kona with those pancakes. It’s the ultimate coffee bean on the planet…. smooth and unmistaken.