Gotta finish up Hawaii so I can talk about my NEW HOUSE!
So, Thursday was our VOLCANO day. Since we stayed in Kona, the volcano was a ways away. Therefore, trying to get the boys excited was next to impossible.
"We have to drive for TWO HOURS? Why can't we just go to the POOL?!?!?"
But we shoved 'em all in the car and set off anyway.
To break up the trip, we made two stops along the way. First, to the southern most bakery in the United States for some Hawaiian sweet bread. (YUM!):
|Why yes, I did take a smidge for my sand collection!|
(Aside: So, we're standing around oohing and ahhing over the sea turtles, and a Japanese gentleman gets really excited to see them, walks over, and happily smacks one on the face to get it to move. The Americans gasp and say "NO!", and my arms automatically come up and cross in front of me making an "X"; the universal Japanese sign for 'no' or 'stop'. He didn't touch the turtles after that.)
|"I know I'm adorable!"|
|Yes, I did buy my shirt at Costco, and yes, Gray did eat more sand.|
|Playin' in the waves.|
|In a lava tube tunnel.|
|The boys walked across this caldera. I stayed in the car with sleeping Gray.|
|Barren landscape cleared by flowing lava.|
|Cute buzz boys.|
|Smoking volcano after dark. Sweet!|
We'd definitely recommend a trip to the volcano if you're ever in the area.
More tomorrow. Hopefully I can wrap this trip up!