|Oct 08, 2007 |
Entry Submitted by: My trip to the Big Island
My trip to the Big Island happened in 2000 just before my brother Chad went to Utah to go to the MTC. (He would of gone after HS graduation in 1998 from Kahuku but Basic Training for the Army got in the way.) Anyhow my family and I stayed at a nice little artists cottage which even had a easel to paint if you felt like it, we stayed right near Volcanoes National Park. That was quite the experience, We went to the park the day after we got to our cottage. There we learned all about the Volcanoes, lava, etc in the Vistor center. Then we went on a hike. Through a lava tube, passed through a little of rain forrest and then through the crater floor where steam rose up periodically, it was litle walking on the moon. Then on the other side through a little more rainforest. There was a spot on the trail where you could see a large waterfall decending down. We went there just at the time of Thanksgiving so we got to eat a full course buffet style meal at the Volcano house. We also went along the Chain of Craters trail where park of the road is closed due to lava washing over it, we got out of the car and walked up as much as we could, it was dark and hard to see. We could see Lava flowing into the ocean though.
We looked around some of the other sites on the Big Island not as many as there are by far, we didnt have alot of time. We did go to one beach where a lava flow had wiped out a whole town and then to another black sand beach where we swam for a bit but somehow the black sand seemed dirty somehow just because it was black. You cant take the black sand home with you. Carly Phillips