A few days ago we came home after spending a week on the Big Island (Hawaii). I don't know what I expected, exactly. I've only ever been to Hawaii on my way to someplace else. At the Honolulu airport I walked outside, felt the humidity, and got back on the plane.
The Big Island is a geological marvel. Spent Tues to Weds in the rainforest on the eastern side of the island and now my favorite color is yellow green / chartreuse / lime green because it's the color of the rain forest. We walked in the rain to Akaka falls, a 400 foot or so waterfall, and it was so worth it. I remember every inch of that walk. I remember the startling shades of green. There must be a million.