We had been planning this trip for months…
and I have to say it was one of the best vacations we have ever had!
It was definitely hard to come home.
We are extremely blessed to have family on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Our cousins took us on a gorgeous hike into Pololu Valley and we played on it’s black sand beach.
Pololu Valley | Cousins
After staying in Kona for a few days we travelled to the Pahoa region. On the way we visited Honaunau Place of Refuge, Saint Benedict’s Painted Church and Ka Lae South Point (southernmost spot in the United States).
South Point: where the trees are always blown in one direction…
Overgrown mango grove.
Lava flow at night with Venus and Jupiter
Little fun facts: This flow was 4 miles away from where we were standing. Those small dots are “port holes” in the lava tube which are 20-80 feet across. The smoke you see are plants and trees burning up in it’s path. This lava moves 50 feet an hour… slooow flowing lava.
Yup, that’s me below and Kurt far off in the distance! This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Thank you to Lisa for putting this all together and for the photos. Swimming with this pod of wild dolphins was so peaceful and awe inspiring. Amazing! These beautiful creatures are mesmerizing.
Thank you for taking the time to see a little bit of MRP’s family life. Mahalo.