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... got up to the caldera just on dark, but it was very cold and foggy. We learnt that this was actually called "vog" which is a result of the gases and particles being emitted out of the volcano (in this case since 1983 - emitting 2,000 - 4,000 tones of sulphur dioxide every day), and mixing with the oxygen, moisture and sunlight. We waited a little while and as it got dark, the vog lifted a little ...
Wednesday night, after our lay over day, we went to a local bar at the end of the road about a mile from our house for Hawaiian music and local market. Many of the locals go to this event held every Friday and Wednesday nights. There are some tourist there but mostly locals. They have a pizza wagon with a fire oven to cook the pizzas. We ate one of those,,, yum. It was fun ...
... shapes are left formed of lava. These were fascinating and very weird. We headed for home from here stopping to get some tropical fruit from the market as it is all so fresh and tasted amazing.
The next day it rained very hard for most of the day, which gave me a chance to watch most of the NFL games, fortunately we'd planned to lose a day to rain at some point, so it wasn't too bad.
In the evening we went back to the volcano itself, to see some of the ...
... activities in the past, it was so interesting.
As we'd enjoyed our day in the park so much, we decided to go back on our last day as there was a lot we hadn't managed to see yet. This gave us a chance to drive further into the park and see the viewing spots looking over the area towards the coastline. It was amazing to see how the whole area had been ruined by the most recent lava flows of Mauna Aloa. The evidence was there to see as the blackness rolled for miles ...
... for dinner. The sign on the window of the Chinese Barbecue showed some mixed plates, so we decided to try it there. I ordered a chicken katsu plate with rice and potato-mac salad. My dad got a Loco Moco, my mom got a teriyaki beef sandwich, and Stephanie got a barbecue chicken mixed plate. When our food came, it was really good, and I quickly devoured my mixed plate. After we finished, we drove to Kalapana, where our lava hike tour would ...
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