The Monday onerous tasks have kept me from posting till now or reading people's blogs. I hope to be caught up by tomorrow.
Here are some pix from our visit to Volcanoes National Park yesterday. The crew was Terry's Cousin and her husband, Cousin's brother and thus also Terry's cousin, and the two of us. The hike around the sulphur banks was lovely. This is an easy trail, but there is so much to see and think about along the way.
L to R: Terry and Mainland visitors Lynn and Brian. Terry and Brian are cousins.
Cousin said the ohia growing by the rock makes this scene look like something in a Japanese garden.
Terry took this pic of moi on the trail.
We drove down the Chain of Craters Road and saw great light effects over the lava and way out to sea.
In the evening we went to Volcano House, which overlooks Halemaumau Crater, and had a wonderful dinner. They turn the lights off for a few minutes right after it gets dark so you can get a nice view of the glow.Terry and cousin's husband and I had rack of lamb served with a divine sauce. They have good beer, too, sometimes hard to find on this island.
When we came back we found a frozen turkey on our porch that our next door neighbors had left as a gift for walking their dog. This bird will come in handy when I have a house full of guests over the holiday season.
Oops there goes the timer. It's back to work. I'm making limeaide to freeze and Terry has prepared many packages of dried bananas and dried pineapple.
I'm feeling very jolly and festive. When I think about how bad the Bush years were I am thankful. It's taking a long time to undo the damage, but it's happening.