Hawaii Island Retreat At Ahu Pohaku Ho`Omaluhia
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... I would see one.
The car keeps climbing higher 1000 feet, 2000 feet, 3000 feet...9300 feet at the visitor center. I am not about to climb any higher. I am here for fun and not about to enjoy the altitude sickness. Besides, 4X4 vehicle is encouraged for the rest of the climb up that mountain - I am happy just to hang-out and do some star-gazing as the sun is setting on the horizon...
... about the flora and fauna in the area. He explained about the 2 types of lava. The first one is the Pahoehoe. It looks like swirls of chocolate cake frosting. It results from a fast moving flow that curles artistically as it moves. The temperature of this type of lava is higher than that of the other type, the Aa. This type looks more like big blocky, jumbled lava that looks like a chopped-up parking lot. There is ...
... in the world, and there are telescopes from all different countries housed up there. The UK has one (It is the ugliest one) We got to the top to find a weird mix of Japanese tourists and a few pot-smoking hippies (normal for The Big Island). A bag of crisps (chips for the Americans) popped open all by itself as we arrived at 14,000 feet! I had a strong urge to eat rubbish, despite being told not to... All I could do was ...
... our destination, we started seeing lightning not far off. Being at high elevation and without trees nearby, we knew we weren't in an ideal spot of the storm blew a few more miles in our direction.
This was a unique hike because at the end of it, there was a mile long lava tube. We descended into the opening that caved in years ago. We got out our flashlights and headlamps and started into ...
This morning Sam and I made breakfast to welcome our guests. Our Hawaiian cousin Kathleen and her husband Levi flew over from another island for a few days to visit with our family.
I had breakfast ready right as they were walking in the door, but they also had a surprise for us. They brought in Manapua and coco puffs. The manapua is what we traditionally know as the Chinese steamed Humbow, however, this was unique in that it ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool