Kulana Artist Sanctuary
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... I have these lovely kitchen shifts to work four days per week, and occasional opportunities to get off the property. Yesterday I caught a ride to the nearby city of Hilo in a free shuttle van and went to a Farmers’ Market and Target (yay!) Later this afternoon I am going to Ninja Acrobat training. Seriously, I am. It’s a real thing and I’ve been told it’s a lot of fun. Stay tuned to hear about how I became a Ninja in my next ...
... animal! We looked around for more but this one seemed to be solo tonight. We were so happy to finally see the Hawaiian state bird! We took many pictures of this neat bird and then drove on. We stopped at the steam vents. These were fascinating. One, the steam was incredibly warm and now that we were cool, it felt so great. There were lots of pennies that had been thrown to the bottom but we decided to skip this tradition.
... and I kept turning around to catch a few last glimpses of the orange lava behind us. After a while, our lights began to illuminate more vegetation, and soon we could see the clump of trees indicating we were near the end of our hike, and even see the headlights of the shuttle van coming to pick us up. We rode back to our van, and then drove back here to our hotel, exhausted, but completely amazed by the incredible sights we had seen tonight.
... able to walk on any black sand and the water was much to hazardous for any swimming. We just stopped here for a quick stop and a few pictures and we were glad we did..
We drove a short way into Hakalau Bay area but the river was flowing over the road. We decided this was not worth the risk of continuing the drive (it only went another short distance) so got back on hwy 19.
We got back on Hwy 19 and saw a few ...
... 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 ...
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