Flying from Houston to Maui makes for a long day because of the 5 hours gained. Over the desert of the Southwestern US one views a rugged, mountainous, inhospitable landscape. It almost looks like sandpaper. Next is the much softer profile of the Big Island of Hawaii from the sky, viewed from the Kona side. Land, jump into a rental car and head straight to the beach in Kihei for R&R and photography. That was my day. Two of these photos were previously published in black and white.