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Left the Hilton today and headed east. It didn't take long to get across this part of the island, and before long we had hit the coast. We continued south along Highway 19, referred to as "the Hawaii Belt Road", with mountains up to the right of us and sea down below on the left.
Ducking down a road towards the ocean, we found ourselves …
... We ended up on a one lane road... Beautiful but interesting because cars don't really slow down until they see you. After lunch and rest, we drove to the end of the road and walked across a lava field to a small black sand beach. Another pretty spot. Let me say something about them little wildlife... The croki frogs were loud in the evening,,, but they didn't ...
... then we were on our way. The scenery changed dramatically - climbing, climbing and more climing. We got to the Visitor's Centre and had to wait there for an hour to climatise. The Visitor's Centre was quite interesting and there was a solar telescope to look at the sun and information about the telescopes and who had put them there. They didn't sell the CD but said it was availabe on you-tube.
Then we put on ...
... It's fascinating. We continued on the road until the road ended after 19 miles. This is the end of the road - truly, the end of the road. We parked the car and walked a half mile along the road to get to the point where lave just flowed over the road. In 2003 the lava flow just went right over the road. We had lots of fun taking pictures of the road just ending and being buried under lava. There was also a road sign that said ...
... the lava was so intense it melted all of the marshmallows together inside the bag while they were still in my dad's backpack, but we were able to pull off a piece, put it on our sticks, and roast it over the lava. Lava-roasted marshmallows are good! We offered one to our guide, but he said if we were really staying out here three days, he would rather save the food.
Next, the whisks. The owner of our hotel in Hilo had showed us her ...
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