Now y'all know how I'm one who tends to like odd things, right? I mean, hordes of folks converge on Hawaii to soak up the sun on the beaches and to snorkel, dive, and otherwise enjoy the sun, sand, and water. Me....hey, the first thing I thought about doing when I knew I was going to Hawaii was to experience the Hawaiian snow! I guess I've always been sort of a mountain type of a guy, and I LIVE on the ocean, so heading up to the snow line on Hawaii really appealed to me. Here we are on a nicely-equipped, very comfortable mini-bus run by Mauna Kea Summit Adventures. We are just north of Kailua-Kona. The white letters you see are a part of what some call "the most eco-friendly vandalism on Earth." Locals gather coral rocks down by the water and lug them up here to the gray and black lava to spell out slogans and love messages in a unique kind of graffiti. In a couple of hours, we will actually be up at snow line on Mauna Kea!