Sunday May 1, 2016.
The fun continues! I am not sure how we will top this today!
We got up early and hit the road to head to our helicopter tour. Yes a real helicopter! I have wanted to fly in one for a long time so I was totally psyched to go. The ride was amazing!!
We flew between the two volcanoes over to the active crater on the east side of Hawaii.
The landscape on the West side is dry and barren. Going through the valley between the two volcanoes is covered in various colors of different lava flows. It was so fascinating to see that from the air. Really gives perspective on the enormity of it all.
We flew over the crater and got to see lava bubbling down below. It was so very cool!
Kris and I with our pilot.
However along the way I happened to see this amazing thing by chance as we were driving along. I told Kris to turn around. Turns out it was an amazing lava tube!
We did finally return to the hotel where we swam for a bit, had dinner, then sat in the hot tub for a bit. Fun day!