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...the "Big Island"

We arrived in Hilo this morning around 8, on the Big Island. This is the wet side of the island, and it was predictably overcast and damp. However, we haven't seen much of the famed Hawaiian sun anywhere yet. What's up with that?

Donna and Wayne are busy this morning on an excursion (Rainbow Falls I think). This afternoon both couples will be taking a tour of Volcanoes National Park. This is the island of volcanoes, many still active. In fact, Kilauea volcano has been erupting daily since 1983. The Mauna Kea volcano is actually the world's highest mountain when measured base to top, surpassing Mount Everest by 2700 feet (except much of Kea is under water).

Tonight, around 9:45, after we set sail, the captain will take us over to see lava flowing into the sea, which is apparently an awesome night sight. Hopefully we can get pictures? Who knows? Will report later when we can. Gotta go!

Thanks to all who are posting comments. We love 'em!

Posted by swendl 13:46

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Sunny & 40,s in Iowa,,,Had to rub it in,,,I'm sure you will have some more sunny days,,,,Lot's of interesting sites,huh,,,Take care & have fun,,,Gil

by gwendl1

Hey Wendl's and fellow travelers.....looks like your having a blast! Glad your wearing a protective hat for the sun Cindy we need to protect our faces. I wish you would have re-enacted the movie scene and rolled around in the sand.....Julie

by juliejoe

Going to be 55 here today, your missing all this nice wheather

by Dennie Hin

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