Abraham and I attended the Onizuka Science Day at UH-Hilo. Ellison Onizuka was a NASA astronaut who grew up on this island. He was killed in the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion in 1986. Astronautics is just one of many science things going on here. There's also a lot of work with vulcanism, astronomy, geothermal power, and robotics. Abraham got to go to a computer programming class and he learned about ancient Polynesian techniques for navigating the ocean. There were a lot of interactive displays and a visit from the astronaut with the most time logged in space -- 372 days!
My brother Ken visited this month. Here we are with Melody in Waimea at the Cherry Blossom Festival.
And here's snorkeling at Ahalanui Park. Well, getting ready to snorkel.