Had to sit down and have a little talk with Elizabeth last night... you see we had rented the car specifically for her, to get her out of the hotel and out onto the island. Little did I know that I'd want to leave her there.
First up... the IAO valley, to hike to the IAO needle. (pronounced ee-yow)
I had been there when I was 15 and again in 2001. In 2001, she climbed the peak with me. She didn't come with me when I was 15 though. Mostly because she wasn't born.
So here's the valley. And the peak. I had thought she'd remember it. She was ten for Pete's sake. It's not like she was four. I also thought she'd climb it with me. I knew Rick couldn't, so I was counting on Liz. I shouldn't have counted on Liz.
Well, Liz didn't come. Liz had better things to do...
But all was not lost. I learned how to use the self-timer on my camera. Maybe I should've smiled a little more.
Liz missed out on my discovery, too. Looky what I found... a real Hawaiian cat.
Actually, I wanted to take this little guy back with me... and leave Liz there.