Susan's Blog - Hawaii 2015

This year, we decided to start our golf season early with a trip to Hawaii. We hadn't been to the islands in over 15 years, so we were pretty much due! This time, we went to the Big Island (the only actually called Hawai'i). It is the largest and southeastern-most of the Hawaiian islands. There are 5 separate shield volcanos that erupted and overlapped each other, with 2 being either dormant or extinct, and 3 which are still active. One of them, Kilauea, has been erupting since 1983 and has been in the news lately for its' lava flows, which are coming close to a few towns on the south-eastern side of the island. More on the volcano's later when we head over to Volcano's National Park. We landed at night and it was interesting since we were expecting a "tropical island" and ended up on the side of the island which got almost no rain and really had a "moon landscape" ... barren areas where one side of the road was just lava fields and the other side of the road looked like something out of a spaghetti western.