...Continued from yesterday:
...then Tom and I continued our exploration of the Kilauea Caldera, the miles-wide crater of a collapsed but still active volcano.
...to the Visitor Center where the Merrie Monarch Festival crafts classes were taking place.
But rather than staying for the crafts, we went off in search of another Volcano: the town of Volcano, located a few miles from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where we found a cute little place for lunch called,
...and the food delish.
After lunch we returned to Volcanoes Park to hike around some more,
...and see, among other things,
...where one can see the site of what was once a rain forest, destroyed by the 1959 eruption of the Kilauea Iki crater.
...along parts of which the vegetation is slowly growing back.
Late in the afternoon we headed back to the Kilauea Military Camp (see post from 4/29/2017) for dinner at the Crater Rim Cafe,
...then back to our quarters to watch the Merrie Monarch hula competitions. which were awesome.
Then at 9 pm, when it was good and dark outside and the black sky was filled with more stars than I've ever seen in any sky, we climbed back into the Mustang and headed back to see the Halema'um'au Crater.
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