Last month, a friend came to Hawaii to visit me. Although we didn’t know Nick’s schedule at the time, it ended up working out really well because Nick was gone for a long time. Erinn’s trip helped me break it up and was just what I needed while I was missing Nick, We hadn’t been separated for that long for over 4 years. While I kept busy and had a lot of fun, it was harder than I remember it being,
Erinn visited me in Hawaii two years ago, and we went to Kauai for an awesome girl’s trip. This time, we decided to explore the Big Island.
The Big Island was very different from Kauai and I hope to write more about my impressions of the Big Island in another post. But what I want to share today, there are no words to describe. There were two really memorable things that we did on the Big Island, and one of them was a spontaneous 8-mile round trip biking adventure to see the lava flowing into the ocean.
We found out while we were on the Big Island that the lava was flowing and that we could go see it. So, we drove an hour to the starting point, rented bikes, and biked 4 miles out to see the lava. Once we got there, we walked around on the hardened lava rocks looking for the slower lava flow that sometimes occurs. We didn’t see it, but we did see some pretty amazing lava rock. And at night, we could see the lava flowing into the ocean.
Not pictured: Me falling on the lava rock and spraining my ankle, then having to bike 4 miles back. But it was worth it because lava.