Satomi is not driving on the right side of the car like they do in Japan.

Private beach near Onomea Bay.

Lush foilage near the Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden.

Lush foilage near the Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden.

Lush foilage near the Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden.

A Hibiscus flower.

Satomi at the end of the 4 mile scenic drive on the Hamakua coast.

A cliff near the end of the 4 mile scenic drive on the Hamakua coastline.

Satomi at the end of the 4 mile scenic drive on the Hamakua coast.

Rob is tagging the wall.

Overview of the beach at the end of the 4 mile scenic drive.

Private beach near Onomea Bay.

Satomi by the Akaka Falls state park sign.

Satomi by the Akaka Falls state park sign.

Yellow bamboo. This looks like the clumping kind.

Bamboo forest.

A view of bamboo leaves.

Bamboo grows really tall!

New branches forming at the internode of the bamboo.

New branches forming at the internode of the bamboo.

The bamboo "cane" is actually called a culm when it is growing.

Close pictures of green stripes on yellow bamboo culms.

Private beach near Onomea Bay.

Close pictures of green stripes on yellow bamboo culms.

Clumps of bamboo.

Clumps of bamboo.

Clumps of bamboo.

Lush vegetation on the Akaka Falls loop trail.

A waterfall near Akaka Falls.

A waterfall near Akaka Falls.

Pretty red flower thing by a big green leaf.

Big green leaf with holes in it.

Akaka Falls in all its majesty. This waterfall drops 420 feet.

Lush foilage near the Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden.

Ruth and Rob with Akaka Falls in the background.

Ruth and Rob with Akaka Falls in the background.

Ruth and Rob with Akaka Falls in the background.

Akaka Falls drops 420 feet.

Akaka Falls drops 420 feet.

Satomi and Matt near Akaka Falls.

Akaka Falls drops 420 feet.

Akaka Falls drops 420 feet.

Lush vegetation on the Akaka Falls loop trail.

Lush vegetation on the Akaka Falls loop trail.

Lush foilage near the Hawai'i Tropical Botanical Garden.

Some kind of a banana tree.

Some kind of a banana tree.

Lush vegetation on the Akaka Falls loop trail.

More bamboo. It always seems to grow on the side of a hill. Bamboo likes water, but loves drainage, which suggests why you often find bamboo on the side of a hill.

More bamboo. It always seems to grow on the side of a hill. Bamboo likes water, but loves drainage, which suggests why you often find bamboo on the side of a hill.

Some red thing growing on the side of a green plant. My botanical knowledge is obviously limted.

Some red thing growing on the side of a green plant. My botanical knowledge is obviously limted.

This sandwich was made at 60 miles per hour.

Rob is standing on a small peninsula on a private beach near Onomea Bay.

Ruth enjoys walking around the small private beach near Onomea Bay.

Satomi throws the shaka on the private beach near Onomea Bay.

Private beach near Onomea Bay.