Continuing on with my top 10 adventures in 2010 today brings us to adventures 6 and 5.
Not only did I get to watch them rehearse during their sound check I actually went on stage for about five minutes and caught some great pictures from that perspective.
The concert was actually after the Mai Tai Festival where Oahu bartender Christian Self walked away with a $10,000 check for the best Mai Tai.
It was a great day in that earlier folks had the chance to stuff themselves at the BBQ cook-off!
I’d like to thank the folks at The Royal Kona Resort for hooking me up with the above weekend!
This was an awesome trip provided by Paradise Helicopters and the Big Island Visitors Bureau where we got a 3 hour customized tour of the Big Island! We started off down the Hamakua coast and made it almost as far as Waimea.
We then headed south and when we got to the active lava flows, we flew with the doors off of the helicopter so we could totally feel the heat of the lava flows.
This was the first time that I had ever flew on a helicopter so it was quite an experience for me.
Howard on the other hand seemed like an old pro about it and even wrote on his blog posting “Up, up and away over the Big Island“:
Many people say they won’t ride a helicopter because it scares them, but I have got to tell you that I find helicopter tours smoother and they provide better viewing of Hawaii’s beautiful scenery.
Bernadette and I took our first helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian on Maui last year, and Thursday we toured part of the Big Island with Cal Dorn, owner of Paradise Helicopters. With us was Damon Tucker, who writes one of my favorite Hawaii-based blog…
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