Back on the road again and our trusty guide Daniel took us to the top. Well, I should say, not the tippey top. That you had to hike on your own. We took pictures of all the cool huge telescopes and waited for the sunset. Just before sunset Amanda and I decided to hike to the tippey top of Mauna Kea. We wanted to say we had been to the highest mountain on earth. Yes people, it is the highest mountain on earth, even higher than Mt Everest, measured from the sea bed! So off we went to hike the rest of the way. It was very cool until we realized we forgot to take the camera and so I, being a newly turned 50 year old, played the "your legs are younger than mine" card, you know the one my mom used to play on me when she wanted me to run downstairs for something. So cute, fit, Amanda, ( she IS taking 3 fitness classes this semester, pilates, volleyball and I forget the other one but that ought to count for something) was game enough to run back down the mountain and get the camera and run back up again. She made it just as the sun was nearly down...but oh well, we can now say we have been to the highest mountain on earth! Oh YEAH!
|On top of the ClOuDs!|
|Chillin' by the Scopes|
|Amanda at the TOP!|
|Karen at the TOP|
|The BiG Guns at the Visitors Center|
|Star Gazing is a Beagles Family Favorite|