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... they think "Dry" "Hot" "Dessert"-- which is fine by me. People can go on thinking just that and I can go on enjoying the most lush, tropical area of the island. Volcano is beautiful; the consistent rainfall leaves everything green and damp. The roadways glisten and driveways have a perfect tread of grass between the tire tracks.
The neighborhoods are comprised of mostly artists homes (think, clean hippies) and lodge/resorts/B&Bs. 1980s homes take on ...
... effect of, “We’re the last ones out here – make sure we get back alright?” to which Ted answered, “Yeah sure, we’ll wait for you”. I remember looking back once after we passed the couple and seeing them not too far behind us, but when we got back to the car less than ten minutes later and looked back, we couldn’t see them at all! There are no big trees on lava fields and you can see out for ...
... out to the ocean’s edge. They loved occasionally dipping into the tide pools, spying crabs and small fish and getting splashed by the waves. Mark set up his camera and got his shot – hurray!
We spent about an hour at the Refuge, then the kids were getting hot, tired and hungry (never a good combo) so we got back in the car, headed toward Volcano and began looking for a lunch place. But it was a nice visit. The festival ...
... mouth of the lava tube. We came back on the other side of the sulfur vents, and watched the steam billow away from us this time.
Dad and Jacob were the first ones to see it. From a cliff less then forty feet away, we watched a beautiful stream of lava was freely flowing into the ocean. We watched the tide crash water against the red hot liquid stone and flurry more steam in the air. It was entrancing to watch it pour into the ...
... br> Later on I made my way to downtown HIlo where there is a famous farmers market. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is on the Semester at Sea voyage until we reach South Africa, was also at the farmers market and I was able to shop around with him...pretty cool! He's such a funny guy and constantly is calling himself old.
After puttering around at the market and local shops I took a bus to a black sand beach with a couple of Semester at Sea girls I had ...
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