Aloha from The Big Island

Well, we have been home from Hawaii for a week now. The snow is gone, the weather forecast calls for warmer days, and there is life in the garden.

June, Liddy and Dave made the extremely hard decision (not) to take an extended holiday and enjoy the Aloha hospitality of Hawaii. If we are supposed to limit our travel around the Northwest, then, we thought; why not escape it altogether. We can fly to paradise. Stay in a condo. Enjoy the tropical waters and rainforests. Dine in open air restaurants. Or we could continue to mope about our house waiting for spring.

No brainer I’d say. Read on for a recap and enjoy the photo gallery at the end of this post.

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Pele’s Brew

From the Kilauea Overlook in Hawaii Volcanos National Park.
Wait until after the sun has set – say about three and a half hours. The glow from the lava lake 1700 feet below lights up the gasses venting from the volcano.
At this time, the edge of the caldera is considered unstable. Access is restricted. There is no place around the rim where you can safely see the actual lava flowing into the 400 foot deep pool of lava at the bottom.