Happy Holidays!

Spent Christmas weekend in Kula, Maui. Had an awesome time, but that VOG really messed me up! I had never experienced it like that before, because usually by the time that stuff gets to Oahu it’s pretty thinned out. Driving down into town from Kula, you couldn’t see what was below. Just a thick, white blanket of vog hovering over what is normally a beautiful view of the land below. Allergies kicked into full swing as we got halfway down the mountain. So, although I had a blast, I appear to be the token “rudolph” in all the pics that were taken during that trip. And no, I will not post any of them here. Instead, I’ll let you see what the weather was like for yourself:

As we approach New Year’s Eve, I’m tempted to go out and buy a mask. I hear there are free ones at Ala Moana Center stage. With the lack of tradewinds, I’m sure the atmostphere will end up looking like the photo above…with a silght tinge of gun powder scent.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!

2 Comments so far

  1. Lauren (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 5:18 pm

    I have stocked up on antihistamines. Although arguably we’re taking just as much risk every time we go to a bar.

  2. macpro (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 6:49 am

    It’s like this in Kona almost year round. What is funny is that when I fly out of Hilo on a voggy day and look out of the airplane window, you can see where the vog begins and ends in terms of Mauna Kea mountain’s elevation. The last several hundred feet up Mauna Kea is generally very clear while below is obscured by vog. Must be the thinner and cooler air up there.

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