Volcano Hale (Chalet Kilauea Collection)
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The effect of changing the time zone radically (difference 12h) seems to disturb our adaptation to the local time. Today we woke up 4.40am and by 8am we had had coffee at three different places. The free breakfast offered by our hotel in a local restaurant was the highlight of the morning. I’m not now talking about the food because it wasn …
Wow! What a journey. We left Atlanta at 8:10 AM on Saturday morning, January 31st. Three flights and 16 hours later, our plane touched down in Hilo, Hawaii at 7:30 PM local time (12:30 PM Atlanta time). Boy were we tired. But, not so fast, we still had to rent a car and drive another hour to our wonderful hostel -- yes, I said hostel -- in Volcano …
... ordered the fillet mignon and Marto got the seafood,with lobsters and scallops and prawns, I really enjoyed it,only the boys had to catch the food ( fried egg) in there mouth so wasn't any food throwing but a good show. Too full after tea but we went up to Waikiki bar for a drink and ran into South Carolina peeps ( ken and Terry) and went to bed not long after,the sail by Napali Coast Lava flow was uneventful,it looked look a fire really far away the glow,it stopped flowing a week ...
... to hike across the one next door, which was full of lava as recently as a the 1960's (you can see the marks on the caldera walls from before the flow receded). There were also steam vents coming from the ground, none of it terribly reassuring, but we made it across unscathed!
In the evening we went to the only restaurant in the town, a rather good, but very spicy, Thai restaurant, which was a little odd but beggars can't be choosers.
In the morning we decided ...
... special and became one of the highlights of our whole trip away.
Once back in the car, we had quite a tricky drive back as it was now pouring with rain and very dark. We stopped at McDonald's on the way home as we were too tired to cook. Of course, when we got back, we were greeted by Patricia who was very excited to hear about our day. We chatted for hours as she's fascinated by the volcano so we showed her our photos and she told us many stories about the ...
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