We got up to the Sunday Market at Cooper Center at Volcano Village at 7:30 , met Mary and Jim and had breakfast there. It's a big social deal, so we hung around for a while, bought some second hand books and such, and then drove down to the Mauna Ulu trail. It has been insanely pretty here, and we were all taking photos.
Here are some of mine:
Poha ohelo berries: small about blueberry sized berries that the Nene Goose eats, somewhat flavorless to my palate, but they make a good jam.
Mary resting in her lava easy chair along the trail
Pu'u'O'o smoking in the distance:
Hikers going up to Mauna Ulu
Halemaumau, the main crater, in the distance
We met some fine people along the trail, some local and some tourists. We then enjoyed a Thai lunch at a restaurant in Volcano Village. A day like this can't be beat. It was a very nice Father's Day for the two fathers, Terry and Jim.