Hawaiian holiday

This holiday, the Cooley fam flew out to Maui in memory of our late Oma. We rented a beachfront house and will never forget the sound of the lapping waves and birds to which we woke each morning. Here’s a few snapshots of the vacation…




Why did the rooster cross the green? To get a view of the sea, of course.


This was fun.


the real deal



lots of this. 

The Road to Hana

“Because of…improved highways, the wilderness was no longer an arduous passage for the traveler, but something to be looked at as grand or beautiful from the high vantages of the roadside.”

Wendell Barry

Of course, we drove the ‘road to hana’, a terrifying, dizzying drive along the northeastern coast of the island. This trip gave us some awesome views, headaches and a van full of mini cockroaches. It’s all part of the experience, honey!


Insta-187Along this part of the island one finds stunning colors of sand, rock and geological formations thanks to the volcanic activity, or Pele, the Hawaiian goddess fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes.


shades of blue

Here’s what seems like a pale capture of the amazing variant shades of ocean water visible from the shore and sky. Views that have launched a million hawaiian textile designs.


And finally…the phenomena that inspired the graphic design of the license plate: the rainbow. Double, triple rainbows. Super bright, yep, God is love and awesome.rainbow


even the trees have rainbows




Want more? See additional photos here.


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