What an amazing place Hawaii is! One guidebook claimed that 11 out of the 13 major climates in the entire world can be found on the Big Island of Hawaii! The water was a perfect blue, there were breathtaking waterfalls, a menacing, active volcano, and of course, 100% Kona coffee straight from the growers. Does it get any better than that? My parents have become quite the tour guides of these pacific islands. I must say, I was very impressed with their vast knowledge of not only the inexhaustible tourist possibilities, but also the history of the islands, down to the arrival of the first Christian missionaries. Thanks, Mom and Dad for your generosity, and most of all, your priceless company on this unforgettable trip.