Villain Vacation: My Island Hopping Summer

I’m a military brat, so I moved around. A lot. I was lucky enough to call the beautiful Hawaii my home twice. This summer, I went on vacations with my family and got to visit Hawaii again (and Puerto Rico). I hadn’t been there since the Spice Girls era and when Sailor Moon was on TV! The nostalgia was overwhelming and it was just as beautiful as I remembered.

Of course, In true Girl Gone Geek fashion, I brought along my crocheted Joker, made by Leesasaur, along for a #VillainVacation. He didn’t get in too much trouble, I think…

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More pictures from the Hawaiian islands O’ahu and Kaua’i


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Aloha!

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View from my hotel! The beautiful Waikiki Beach.

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Me and my brother @rabble_rowserIMG_3429

On the North ShoreIMG_3609

Making lei’s at a luau IMG_3537

Rainbows all over the place!IMG_3514

Reading Shade the Changing Man on Waikiki BeachIMG_3482

We went dolphin watching, so much fun!IMG_3449

On the boat, dolphin watching.IMG_3698

Found Star Wars street art in Kaua’iIMG_3696

Kaua’iIMG_3683

In Kaua’i at Waimea CanyonIMG_3679

Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the PacificIMG_3671

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At a luauIMG_3655 IMG_3647 IMG_3638 IMG_3627

HukilauIMG_3612

A candid, probably asking my brother is my lei is on straight
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Still not ready for the photo

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I remember playing in this tree when I was little!
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Me and my dad, he’s probably talkin’ mess by the look on my faceIMG_4108

Now that’s better. :)IMG_3743

Liquor lei = best lei ever IMG_3249 IMG_3416

Matsumoto’s Shave Ice is the best on all the islandsIMG_3387

Did some pearl picking and this one had twins!
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Another pink pearl I picked and made into a necklace

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Dole Pineapple Plantation

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The only reason we came to Dole was to get the amazing pineapple soft serve ice cream

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Fresh mango with li hing mui powder. Dried salty plum power really popular in Hawaii.
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Spotted a turtle in the water!IMG_3337

Diamond Head in the background
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Obligatory beach selfie
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Shaved Ice!IMG_3284

Hang Loose

 Oh, and I went to Puerto Rico, too!

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Spotted Finn in the seat in front of me!

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My in-flight reading material IMG_3945_2

Ferngully aka El Yunque RainforestIMG_3934

Hibiscus flower in El Yunque Rainforest
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One of the many waterfalls at El Yunque RainforestIMG_3904_2 IMG_3902_2 IMG_3897_2

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El Morro in Old San Juan
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Me and my bro at El MorroIMG_3986

Cool squid graffiti in El Morro
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Someone came to Old San Juan who loves Harry PotterIMG_4098 IMG_4090

Friendly reminder to watch Breaking Bad at an Old San Juan barIMG_4086 IMG_4084

Spotted more Star Wars street art! IMG_4079

Nerdy CarIMG_4078 IMG_4077 IMG_4063

Ready Player 1- On la playaIMG_4043 IMG_4033 IMG_4032

Puerto Rico had cool street artIMG_4023

 

Picture of the Week- Stunning Sandman Art

Javier Gonzalez Pacheco is a Spanish artist living in Barcelona and I love his dreamlike unique style! Below are a beautiful collection of Sandman art and two Batman/Joker pieces. A lot of these Sandman pieces I feel fit right into the cover designs of the Neil Gaiman Sandman series, especially the second Corinthian I posted.

Because I had such a difficult time deciding on which image to use for the Picture of the Week, I’m going to feature Delirium for half the week and Death for the other half.

Javier G. Pacheco DeviantArt

Check out Sandman Tattoos here

Sandman

Death from Sandman

Death from Sandman


The Corinthian from Sandman

The Corinthian from Sandman

Delirium from Sandman

Delirium from Sandman

Delirium from Sandman

Delirium from Sandman

Batman

The Joker and Batman

[Source Geek-Art.net Javier G. Pacheco DeviantArt]