After the long hike through Hilo, we drove up to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and checked into the Kilauea Military Camp. Sometimes the military does have benefits!
The camp was created in the 1920s so it has an "art deco" country style.
Here is our cabin - notice my children's smelly hiking boots outside!
The stone cabins are historic and charming.
Even General Eisenhower stayed at KMC - the Distinguished Visitors' (DV) house was named for him.
Where else can you find a Lava Lounge?
Paradise can be cold in the mountains ...
... but still produce beautiful flowers!
At the Visitor's Center, the Scouts point to Mauna Kea on the north end of the island.
Here is a rainwater filling station, "captured by the clouds, filtered by the sand, pumped her by solar."
The Scouts explored the Thurston Lava Tube ... big enough for a party! Do you have a unique natural wonder near you? One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs will win a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, March 24, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 25.
Kim in Hawaii
March Madness continues here at SOS Aloha! All commenters to my blogs in March will be entered into a special drawing for prizes from RT in Chicago - 3 US, 3 Canadian, and 3 international readers will win a package with books and goodies. Comments can be made at:
- SOS Aloha, sosaloha.blogspot.com
- Aloha On My Mind, alohaonmymind.blogspot.com
- My guest posts at the Reading Reviewer (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) at marygramlich.blogspot.com
I'll post the winners of March Madness on Monday, April 2.