Friday, July 25, 2008


This was one of our favorite parts of the trip. We drove to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and learned that in March of this year there had been an explosion at the Halema'uma'u Crater. This was the first explosion at that particular location since 1982 and debris was scattered over a 75-acre area! Because of the gases being released from the newly-formed vent, we were not able to drive all around the crater. But check out the photos from the viewpoints we were able to get to...

You can read more about the recent Kilauea activity here.


Janet July 25, 2008 at 6:46 PM  

Gosh, your timing was great to be able to see this! How fascinating. Looks like you guys had a fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Jen Sue Wild July 26, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

How cool . It remindes me of when I was little and lived in Hawaii. It was super cool.

plg July 27, 2008 at 6:31 PM  

I can't believe how tall Nattie is! Oh - & the volcano stuff is cool too! :)

Darcey July 28, 2008 at 11:11 AM  

Very cool, I have never seen anything like that in person. All of your pictures turned out great!

Linda (LSN on SCS) July 30, 2008 at 7:44 AM  

I'm so jealous! What a wonderful trip this must have been!