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Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

Burnsland
The sun gives its last light of the day as it sets over the Pacific Ocean, as seen at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oʻahu during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. As I have stated in the past, I took lots of sunset photos during our trip, and I have only shared a portion of them. So here is another entry into the Hawaiʻi sunset photos. You can see from the photo that I was not the only one taking photos of this sunset.
Aulani Makaala at Night

Aulani Makaala at Night

Burnsland
A nighttime view of the Makaʻala, or main lobby area, of the Disney resort of Aulani on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, from our 2023 Hawaiʻi trip. As you may recall if you read part 7 of the trip report, Laura and I had an evening excursion around Aulani to take some nighttime photos. I shared a couple of those photos, but I still have some that I have not shared previously, and this is one of them.
Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

Burnsland
The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC was built as a memorial to Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of the United States. We visited the Jefferson Memorial during our July 2023 Virginia and Washington, DC trip. Inside the dome of the Jefferson Memorial, a statue of Thomas Jefferson is surrounded by quotes from some of his writings. Like him or not, it is difficult to deny his place in American History.
Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park

Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park

Burnsland
Beginning in the late 1800s, bathhouses were constructed in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to take advantage of the natural hot springs and their healing properties. Some of those bathhouses survive today along what is known as Bathhouse Row. We got to see them during our February 2024 visit to Hot Springs. The bathhouses are pictured here from north to south, as we walked from The Arlington Hotel. Superior Bathhouse was built in 1916 and is the smallest of the bathhouses.
Blue Spring State Park in Florida

Blue Spring State Park in Florida

Burnsland
During our October 2023 trip to Florida, we took a day to visit Blue Spring State Park. We packed a picnic lunch and set out to see what we could find. We were not disappointed! When we arrived, we were greeted by this large live oak tree, with a palm tree growing in the middle of it. And lots of Spanish moss all around, of course. What a cool find! And this was just in the parking lot.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Charleston, Illinois

Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Charleston, Illinois

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You may remember that we visted the Lincoln-Douglas debate site in Jonesboro, Illinois, and we have also visited the debate site at Quincy. Continuing our quest to visit all of the Lincoln-Douglas debate sites 1, we also stopped at the Lincoln-Douglas debate site in Charleston, Illinois, which included a small museum. The Charleston debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was held on September 18, 1858, just three days after the Jonesboro debate.
Another Hawaii Sunset at Ko Olina

Another Hawaii Sunset at Ko Olina

Burnsland
The sun sets behind palm trees at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi, as seen during our 2023 Hawaiʻi trip. It is another month, which means another Hawaiʻi sunset photo. Maybe I have not been posting one a month, but it feels like it.1 Maybe it will become a regular thing, or maybe not. I have wondered before about sunsets looking better over water.2 I still believe that they do, even with our interesting sunsets here at home from time to time.
Hiking in Hot Springs National Park

Hiking in Hot Springs National Park

Burnsland
During our visit to Hot Springs, Arkansas in early February 2024, we went for a hike on some of the trails of Hot Springs National Park. Our hike was actually a bit unplanned. We knew we wanted to try to find some trails, but we came upon them in an unexpected way. Once we had checked in and put our stuff in our hotel room at the Arlington Hotel, we were going to go look around the hotel and then walk down the street.
The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas

The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Burnsland
We spent a weekend in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in February 2024. We were there for a church marriage retreat, and we did spend some time exploring Hot Springs National Park. It was a fun weekend full of interesting things! During our weekend, we stayed at the historic Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, right at the edge of the National Park area. The Arlington was an interesting place to stay, and we enjoyed our time there.
Beach Sunset in Hawaii

Beach Sunset in Hawaii

Burnsland
The sun sets over the Ko Olina Lagoons near the Disney resort of Aulani on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip. When I was compiling photos for the trip report, I purposefully left out some of the sunset photos that I had taken. If you have already read the report, you know that there were lots of sunset photos in the report. But I took lots more photos than I could include in the report, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of them from time to time, because the photos can definitely stand on their own.