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Daily Archives: April 10th, 2012

Day 104: The Big Island Day One, pt 6

On the way back to the Boat from the Lava Tube we stopped at the Mona Loa Macedamia Nut Factory (now owned by Hershey’s!).  Between the gift shop restrooms and a macadamia nut ice cream cone, we didn’t take any photos!  I don’t think anything was running anyway.  Here is a link to the website…It […]

Day 103: The Big Island Day One, pt 5

Next on the agenda was a walk through the Thurston Lave Tube. Details about the Tube.  (Click to enlarge; BACK to return!) After descending a steep slope, there was a couple hundred yards to walk through the rainforest.  The trail was crowded: more than one bus was in the parking lot! Over the entrance. The […]

Day 102: The Big Island Day One, pt 4

A little panorama created on my iPod!  This is the Lua Manu crater on the Chain of Craters Road.  It is more of a sinkhole than a volcano… (Click to enlarge; BACK to return!) (It wasn’t terribly straight as a panorama, but neither is the ground here!) ~Curtis in Hawai’i! {!-{>

Day 101: The Big Island Day One, pt 3

From the Orchid Gardens we traveled on to the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Here are some vents along side the road. The Dailylife Wife at the Museum/Observation Point. This is the Halema’uma’i Crater.  Part of the Kilauea Caldera, it has been actively venting since March of 2008.  This time.  It has been active a quite […]