Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Day 1 on "The Big Island" of Hawaii

After we left Maui...

We cruised next to the island that is known as "The Big Island" and also "Hawaii".

Our ship spent 2 days here with our first day near Hilo. You have a 50-50 chance of rain on any day. It did rain on us some but we had rain ponchos.

We took a full day tour stopping first at Rainbow Falls.

We then went to the big attraction of the day, Volcano National Park.  We saw a crater that had collapsed and the steam was still pouring out of it.

We also got to walk through a lava tube. How cool is that?

We were not able to get close to flowing lava  because it was considered too dangerous but it all depends on where it is flowing on any given day.

We also stopped at Mauna Loa factory where you will find every flavor of macadamia nut . And they all were good!

After a full day we went back to our ship and ate at the Liberty restaurant which became our favorite place on the ship to eat. We then saw a comedian in the theater and  the band Toby which was quite good.

Our ship cruised to the opposite side of the island overnight and we docked near Kona for our second day on this island. To be continued...

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