Monday, December 12, 2016

Volcanoes & Treehouses

Oh my, how I've missed you all! My recent trips have all been work-related and haven't left me with much time to blog until now. Brian came with me and enjoyed the week with a couple of the other vacationing husbands at the resort we were working at in Waikoloa on Hawaii's Big Island. Luckily, my workweek has ended and the vacation has begun.
After picking up a rental car, and dining at a local establishment - Broke da Mouth Grindz - we drove across the island to our treehouse paradise in Kilauea Volcano. I've always wanted to stay in a treehouse, because I always wanted one as a kid and it's a house, in a TREE! Anyway, this place was amazing, complete with a hot tub on the deck, an outdoor shower, and the most comfortable bed that enabled 11 hours of sleep for me, two nights in a row. (Kind of like when you're camping.)
Whenever there's a robe provided, I'm in it. Enjoying the birds and a strong cup of Kona coffee.
The trail to the treehouse is lined with beautiful flowers and plants like this one.
After breakfast of papaya and homemade macadamia nut granola, we headed to Volcanoes National Park to do some hiking. We picked a 4-mile loop that had us hike across a crater. The scenery made me want to strike action movie poses like this...
...and this!
We were able to see a tiny pool of active lava from the Jaggar Museum & Overlook. The park rangers let us look through their telescopes to see the lava splashing around from the steaming area in my palm.
Lava tubes carry lava underneath the earth. This particular tube is no longer active and we were able to hike all the way through it. It's like a circular cave inside. After this, it started raining and we headed to lunch - more on all the food adventures later. For now, I'll sign off and see you real soon!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jenn! I've just discovered your blog - glad to meet you :-)
    You've been to some amazing places...
    Hawaii is definitely on my Wish List - I love the look of the tree house! What a beautiful place to stay :-)

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  2. Hi Nat, nice to meet you as well, and thanks for checking out my blog. I look forward to checking yours out too. Hawaii is pretty amazing and the treehouse was a great find on Airbnb. Happy trails!

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