So, this morning I woke up to see snow in Hawaii…as the morning light revealed there was snow on Mauna Kea. This was not the firstÂ snow of the year, butÂ it doesn’t seem to matter how long you live on the Big Island, it’s still exciting to wake up and see snow on the tops of the mountains. During the course of the day, it’s a topic of conversation, “Hey, did you see the snow on Mauna Kea this morning!” “Oh, yeahâ€”did you seeÂ Mauna Loa? It’s really covered.”
If I have to wake up toÂ snow, I’ll take mine 10,000 feet up on Mauna Kea, thank you!
Then there are those enterprising pick-up truck owners that climb up Mauna Kea and fill up with fresh snow. Like magic, the Big Island has snowmen and snowball fights all around the island after a good snowfall on Mauna Kea.Â A few snowfalls ago, I heard of a very photogenic snowman on the beach at Hapuna that was a big hit with the cameras of tourists AND locals.
Over my 20+ years inÂ Alaska, I had plenty of mornings I’d wake up to snow. But, I have to say it was not nearly so much fun, nor so exciting. In fact, I’d have to say I was more along the lines of…grumpy!
Nope, when it come to snow..I’ll take Big Island snow over Alaskan snow…any day!
I love this island! Aloha, Pat