This is the sunrise on Haleakala. Isn't it gorgeous?! It really does look like this: the sun above a fluffy blanket of clouds; the sky colored like a giant rainbow. Something about the elevation and angle at which you see the horizon makes the event almost spiritual.
BUT, to get there, you have to be out of the house by 3 am. Kids LOVE that!
AND it's FREEZING! EXTREMELY WINDY! and FREEZING! and FREEZING!
BUT, when the red and white orb begins to poke through the little holes in the clouded ocean horizon, it is sooooooo worth it!