Kilauea Volcano Cottages
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... for looking at a cell phone at a red light, but the friendly police will let you off with a warning.
3. A sunset over the ocean seen from a foggy mountaintop generates fantastic scenery.
4. When the manmade trail markers are piles of volcanic rocks, and you are surrounded by piles of volcanic rocks, it is easy to make a wrong turn.
5. State and county parks can make terrific stops too.
... and walk out to the lava. They had no idea this involved either a 8 mile hike or an expensive 6 mile guided hike through private land. We felt so thankful we had seen the lava and that our experience was so wonderful.
After lots of fun pictures, (we especially liked the sign that said 'road closed' covered in lava) we walked the half mile back down the road and then walked a short distance to look out over the ocean from ...
... radiating off this flow of molten earth. As it started to get darker, the lava looked even brighter. It was so pretty, with colors of orange, red, and yellow all swirled together, against the black landscape surrounding us. We joked with our guide that we could stay out here three days and not get tired of watching.
This is the place where the marshmallows and whisks come in. We got to roast marshmallows over lava! How neat is that? The ...
... close. The temperature was getting HOT and our guide stopped to give us detailed instructions on following her footsteps very carefully. Some of the rocks we were now walking on were only a hour or so old. They were hot to the touch and likely filled with hot magma in the center. The guide was continuously stopping and observing the landscape for the best route and touching the rocks to make certain they would withstand our body weight. There is was.....hot lava. We had ...
... about the history of the Green Sand Beach: Papakolea Beach
We walked back and got to the car. This was it... the last bit of sight seeing in Hawaii. We drove back to Kona and stopped at a MacDonald's to get some dinner. The freshened up in the restrooms, changed clothes, washed up a bit.
At least we would be a little bit clean when we board the plane.
We had dinner and drove to the airport for the last time.