Volcano Hale (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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... rim (very lush, shady forests) and then drops down into the crater itself. You make your way across the crater floor (fear not- Denise- this is the site of the 1959 eruption; not the current hotbed) and then back up the other side. It is amazing to see the amount of land that is moved/melted/pushed during an eruption; the crater floor had gouging rock formations and more pumice stone than I could use in a few lifetimes.
Following this hike we drove down the ...
... of stone trees that were left after the woods were engulfed by a lave flow. This lava formed a coating around the tree before it consumed it, then as the magna lake rose and fell successive layers of lava built up, creating a shell around the hole where the tree had burnt away.
He then took us to the south coast and along the road that used to run right along the coast until the lava flow overwhelmed it in 1983, taking houses, cars ...
Our first stop when we arrived in Hilo was to stop in for lunch at Island Naturals Market and Deli. It was just a short detour from the drive to Volcano National Park and it gave us a taste of the local area. ...
... Cheryl bowled. They bowled three games, had a lot of fun, and then it was time to head back to the house to do laundry and pack.
Mark made his way back to the Lava Rock Café to get a photo of their neon at night. Now that’s dedication to his hobby! It was rainy and dark and who would want to go out in that? But he got it! It’s all about the memories.
Tomorrow: Leaving Hawaii, heading to Maui
... salads and sandwiches. This is not a cheap destination but as long as you avoid the large ocean front restaurants or hotel establishments it is possible to find great food at reasonable prices. We took our time enjoying our lunch before heading to our last destination of the day....Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Observatory. Mauna Kea is one of the only places in the world where you can drive from sea level to 14,000 feet in about 2 hours, so altitude sickness is a ...