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... at a county park. And, on the way home, we visited a waterfall at a state park and made a stop at the world's top astronomical observatory on Mauna Kea, which just happens to be the tallest mountain in the world (from its base).
1. During the climb from sea level to the top of the volcano, the vegetation and topography changes many times.
2. In Hawaii, you will get ...
We put on our luggage in our cabin and decided to check out the national park, only a few miles away, and get an overview. ...
... the size.
At this lookout point, we also saw the lava arch that reaches into the water, which is a favorite picture spot. The kids enjoyed the overlook since they could toss rocks in the ocean. Josie also spotted some sea turtles that looked like they were going through the washing machine as the waves were heavy.
It was getting late and everyone was fairly tired, so we headed back to our rental house. Of course, it ...
... absolutely amazing! The rock we were standing on was only about an hour old, and so hot that if you stood still for too long, it melted the bottoms of your shoes! The lava itself was so hot that you could barely look at it. We had some long sticks with us, to poke into the lava, which created sparks and set the sticks on fire!
Seeing the lava slowly flowing down the hill towards us was breathtaking, and absolutely worth the hike.
We then walked down to the ...
... around exploring the town, there really wasn’t much to do so maybe Kona would have been better afterall, I started changing my mind after strolling through some of the parks and reading about how Hilo was in a tsunami hot spot and hence why they don’t invest heavily in buildings etc.
Was by some stroke of luck walking distance from rainbow falls so seeing as there was nothing to do in the morning I walked up to them. You can tell you’re ...