Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, with friends!
Kilauea Caldera overlook, with Carla, Michael, Pat, Brenda, and Caroline. One of the last places to visit on our South Seas adventure was not in the South Seas, but still in the Pacific subtropics. The Big Island of Hawaii was our destination. After being cleared through US immigration, we disembarked and were met by old friends Pat and Brenda, who have lived in the Hilo area for the past 7 years. Pat drove us up to Volcanoes National Park in an attempt to get ahead of the other 3000 guests on the Celebrity Solstice who certainly were headed in the same direction. First stop? The Jaggar Museum and overlook to get a view of the Kilauea Caldera, which we heard was especially active today. We spent the good part of an hour here, watching the magma bubble and froth out of the ground. Our vantage point was about a mile away, but with binocs we were able to see a lot of lava action. While watching, we ran into shipmates Carla and Michael, who live on Maui (thanks to Carla