Crater Rim Cabin
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... craters road for lunch. We stopped at a lookout that had views of south-point and the 1959 flows. Most of the land is now green and grassy, it would probably make for happier cows than California could produce. (My sandwich, by the way, was delicious!!)
After lunch we headed to the bird sanctuary. This is, pretty much, precisely how it sounds. A 2 mile loop through an area where birds are protected and thick. We saw peacocks and a handful of other species that ...
... by ancient Hawaiians who came to the lava tube to collect water (torch sticks & kukui nuts from ancient Hawaiians lighting the way as they used gourds to catch water), roots of the Ohia tree looking for water (pretty creepy if you walked by one and you didn’t notice it was there and it brushed your skin), bones of an extinct Petral bird and cave slime (now we’re feeling like Indiana Jones), ...
It was an easy day today. Deb and I got the shuttle bus to downtown Hilo and had a bit of busman's holiday for Deb as we visited the Hilo Pacific Tsunami Museum. It has general information about tsunamis but focuses on the tsunamis of 1946 and 1961 that wiped out large parts of downtown Hilo. The area destroyed by the tsunami in 1961 (caused by an earthquake of the coast of Chile) has never been rebuilt and is now a public park.
The Aged have ...
... animal! We looked around for more but this one seemed to be solo tonight. We were so happy to finally see the Hawaiian state bird! We took many pictures of this neat bird and then drove on. We stopped at the steam vents. These were fascinating. One, the steam was incredibly warm and now that we were cool, it felt so great. There were lots of pennies that had been thrown to the bottom but we decided to skip this tradition.
... possible, reached down, and touched the lava with the whisk. The skin of the lava was a lot tougher than we had expected, and it was hard to push the whisk in. The extreme heat of the lava made it even more difficult. We felt like if we stayed there too long, the hair would singe off our arms! The temperature of the lava can get up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit!! We tried pushing the whisk into the lava, but the heat kept us from being able to ...