There are many reasons this was such a unique and unforgettable experience and only one major change that would have made it more enjoyable. The only thing I would change is this…
We are three days into this year’s summer vacation. This morning one of my grandchildren asked, “Why can’t we stay here forever?” Her question got me thinking… what are the ingredients that make for a “Why can’t we stay here forever” vacation?
The following list is not exhaustive nor have we perfected the recipe, but we have sure had a lot of fun cooking up an experience.
I would love to have you join me for an unforgettable event! On June 21st – 28th 2015, I am headed for the high seas with six of my favorite Christian comedians and a delightful circle of our fans and friends. I laid awake most of the night last night thinking of how much fun this is going to be. I got up and wrote down the reasons I would love to have you join us – I invited my extended family to join me as well. Before you make any decisions I encourage you to read all the way to the end.
Today’s post is one without words. Photographs of scenes that left me speechless. None of the pictures capture the awesome experience of being there, but they still inspire and move me. I leave the mountains today recharged, and excited to join my family and team in Tennessee. I hope these pics in spire you.
View from the top of Diamond Head
There are times and places where God’s hand is so evident that it takes your breath away. A 10 day cruise of the Hawaiian Islands has left me gasping for air. So did the climb to the top of Diamond Head. They said the climb would take 45 minutes. We did it in just under 19 minutes and were rewarded with free oxygen from an EMT guy and this spectacular view. It was hard to tell what was sky and what was sea. I didn’t hear any people screaming, “There is no God!” From up there. In fact, I didn’t even see anyone dusting for fingerprints to see if he had been there. He was there. It was quiet…… except for the hiss of my oxygen.
Diane and I overlooking Waikiki beach
However, the best of Hawaii is away from the big city where you can see the power of the volcanoes and the beauty that exists where once there was only molten rock. Get off what ever ship you are on, out of what ever tour bus you are riding and drive and walk. A short drive from Hilo we found easy access to Akaka falls, huge lava tubes, and old lake beds of lava that still belched steamy hints of the turmoil below.
Pictures do not do this place justice, but perhaps they will work better than words. Here’s just a few in a series of pictures I took. Lick on the picture to see a larger image. Better yet CLICK on the picture to see a larger image.
Golf Ken’s way
Shadow of a Giant
Romantic Beach at sunset
We had a great time with our family, the Scheer family, Danny and Betsy de Armas and Derrick and Jennifer Huckleberry. Our cruise was arranged by Templeton Tours They are experts in providing quality Christian tours of all kinds. This is one I will not forget.
Diane, Kialee and Lexi
Davis’ de Armas’ Hucklberrys
The kicker is the trip home. If God flew home after creation, I really understand why he needed rest. Especially if he had a layover in Minneapolis.
Jadyn Scheer AKA “Jet Lag”