Volcano Fern Forest Retreat
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- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... a line formed in front of them.
Once we got to downtown Kona, we parked. I told Kara to park far away from where we were going. Not I am not sure why but it worked out OK. We had lunch at a place called Fish Hoppers - the best seafood in Kona. It was OK - I loved the description of my dish - but not as good as Annie's yesterday. I had purple mashed potatoes that were really lovely though.
From Kona, we drove past yesterday's snorkeling spot ...
... B.C.! Within the last decade, there have been many low rated earthquakes at Lo'ihi. We also learned that around sites like these there are hydrothermal vents, which have their own unique communities including tube worms. Pretty interesting to think about.
We also learned more about Pele, the Goddess of Volcanoes. Hawaiians believe that she is the cause of the volcanic activity, and that she now resides in Halema'u'ma'u Crater. They ...
... with the Stars at Sea" dancing competition. Margaret noticed the dancing lesson in the daily activity flyer, so we decided we'd go learn to waltz. Not knowing exactly what we were getting into, we went to the class and followed the instructors' lead. After the lesson was finished and much to our surprise, they chose four people from the crowd of students to compete in the semi-finals. They chose Margaret and ...
... br> For the final zip we had to climb a tower with 66 steps. As we watched the guide cross the line we got a little perspective of how long this actually was. At 3300 ft long, we could hardly make out the other end. I was up first again. They clipped me in and off I went. What an awesome experience. This time we didn't steer. We held low on the harness and let the wind turn us for amazing views of the 250ft waterfall and ravine. The view was ...
... visitors center of the park and decided we had enough energy for a hike through the steam vents. These are a pretty spectacular sight; the volcano is not actually releasing steam but the rocks along this ridge line are so hot that when the rain/runoff water hits, steam is created. All along the 2 mile path you see lush gardens and exotic flowers being backed by billowy steam clouds.
By the time we finished this hike it was nearly 4:00pm; we were pretty tired ...