Volcano Hale (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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A two-hour drive is absolutely worthwhile when Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the destination. Even though we did not see active lava flows, the visit was awesome! While we did not plan to complete the four-mile loop through Kilauea Iki crater, once we hiked to the crater floor, it was easy to convince the kids to push on, just like we did 20 years ago. On the way to the park, we stopped to explore the ...
... altogether) we headed over to see the Thurston Lava Tube. Essentially, this lava tube is a tunnel that was created by lava flow from the volcano more than 500 years ago. Today, lava flows through similar underground tunnels to the ocean. According to the park website, lava has flowed continuously from Kaluaea to the ocean since the 80s. We were just not lucky today. The Thurston tube is very wet and cold, similar to other caves, and was a joy ...
... of the missionaries and their desire to institute so many changes that the local culture would be replaced by their own. It made us think about how intolerant people were able to change how tolerant people live. We explored this theme and how it has evolved (or not) over the past several thousand years.
... to ‘The End of the Road”, yes that’s actually what it’s called on the signpost, in our attempts to see lava flow but it’s blocked off and guarded.
Standing on the old lava flow is pretty cool though, well, actually it’s pretty hot. Black rock and hot sunshine make for a baking experience.
There is a new town springing up on top of the lava bed, right in the middle of this barren, black wasteland.
The old township ...
... br> We traveled a short distance and then turned off onto the old highway to see some sights.We stopped at the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden . Everything we read said this was a great place and we found that to be quite true. I could describe in detail every flower we saw (which would take days of writing) and it wouldn't begin to describe the beauty of the place. The best description is to look at pictures of the flowers and even ...