Friday, October 23, 2009

Hawaiian Honeymoon Adventure: Day 9

Tuesday (Sept 8th) started with sleeping in, which was glorious. We had been getting up "early" almost every day and I think we had finally gotten used to the time zone, so it was nice not to have any set plans.

Once up, we headed back over to VNP and decided to hike the Kilaeua Iki Trail. This trail starts in the rainforest near the Thurston Lava Tube, but winds down into and across a crater. It looks like the moon when you're finally on the crater floor. The hike was approx 4 miles.

Trees growing out of a tree!
again. across the floor of the crater - it was very cloudy and misty in there
Pile of lava rubbleTrue scale of the lava pile... see me?
Fault line within the crater

From the other side

Pete wasn't feeling well after the hike so we headed back to the cottage. Took some naps, watched a dvd and went to an early dinner at the Kiawe Kitchen. This was our second night there and for there only being a handful of places to eat, this place knows how to cook a mean pizza. We got the hummus appetizer (with olives, tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, and pita -naturally) and a white thin crust pizza to share (with portabella mushrooms, onion, and tomatoes). Not being ones to leave dinner without dessert, we shared coconut bread pudding with vanilla ice cream on top - SO GOOD!

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