I haven’t talked very much about my trip to Hawaii that I traveled to 3 summers ago. It was absolutely spectacular, amazing, breath-taking, awe inspiring…
Maybe I don’t talk about it much because I secretly want to pick everything up, and move there and then never leave.
Anyway……the tv reminded me about my trip from August 2009. Why?
A few things made me switch on my television, after a long summer hiatus:
1. Now that it’s fall again, there are new shows that seem interesting.
2. I don’t want to constantly be outside as much, when its so cold and constantly raining.
3. I discovered the ‘on demand’ option with my cable, and it is easy to access most tv shows when I want to!
4. I was bored.
And as a result, I have been watching several pretty awesome tv programs.
For some reason, my ‘on demand’ program promoted the new tv series (I guess it’s in it’s second season), the NEW Hawaii Five-O.
So I watched the first episode….then the second. It is goooood.
#1 the scenery – sigh, I miss Hawaii. Even though it is mostly filmed in O’ahu, one island that was just great, (but not spectacular*), the scene is set.
*pssst – Honolulu is actually a quite amazing city, but I am talking about Hawaii in a geoscience, natural point of view. Honolulu was such a great city to visit, can’t wait to go back there, but other islands (Maui, Kauai, and most importantly, the Big Island), have more appeal to my interests.
#2 the story – CSI. Should I say more? It’s the same thing. Why isn’t it CSI Honolulu? Ok, maybe not fair, since I have only seen 2 episodes.
#3 the actors/actresses – one from ‘Lost’, one from teen movies (forget his name, but he is entertaining), one from a secret show I used to occasionally watch (don’t laugh): Battlestar Galactica.
#4 I teach about Hawaii every year in my class. I have to talk about it all the time, and daydream about how fascinating creation process led to a series of islands slowly popping above sea-level from a hot-spot beneath the earth. Want the lesson? I’ll gladly teach you.
Me thinks it’s time for me to stop watching this show. The desire to pick up everything and run to Hawaii is too great. Can’t-stop-no-resistance-10-hour-flight-volcanoes-hiking-seafood-mountains…..sigh.