|This is a photo I took of a photo of when the lava crossed Apa'a Street on October 25th.|
See this link for news report.
|Smoke rising from the lava.|
|Signs such as this are posted everywhere.|
Yesterday, Sarah and I headed to the Longs Drug Store, quasi mini Target, that has everything imaginable, only to discover there was no where to park. What was going on with dozens of cars touring the huge parking lot for a spot?
|To see the red hot lava between these lava rocks only required a bit of zoom.|
We were too late. All the goodies were in carts of anxious shoppers in lines 20 people deep with regular sized shopping carts overflowing with nary a one for our use, while we meandered about the store, filling our arms with food and supplies we could use while our family is here over the holidays.
|Sarah and Jayden walking in front of us on the long walk down Apa'a Street toward the lava viewing area at the Pahoa Transfer Station.|
|A portion of the viewing area at the Pahoa Transfer Station where experts and guards were on hand to answer questions and show various photos.|
|A secured main power pole built up to prevent the lava from taking out the electric power for the area which could impact all of us.|
|Information as to how to protect the power poles from lava flow.|
|Some vegetation survived along the edges of the lava flow.|
|A barn or garage that survived the lava flow as it crawled down the road.|
|The swirls in the lava is interesting to see firsthand.|
|Parts of this lava that had crossed Apa'a Street in October were still hot and flowing.|
|Peeking into this spot I saw red hot lava as shown into above photo.|
|Jayden, in front of the lava. In years to come, he'll look back to this experience with wonder.|
|Tom, Nik, TJ, Sarah and Jayden in front of a lava area.|
|Tom, his new haircut and I, in front of the fenced off lava area.|
More tomorrow on the last days of the Malama Grocery store in the Pahoa Marketplace, when we spent two hours shopping yesterday afternoon engaging in their 50% off sale of groceries. Unbelievable. Long lines. Friendly people.
|This beautiful orchid was growing only feet from the lava flow.|
|We began the long trek back to our car, parked at quite a distance.|
|It was one year ago today, that we posted Tom's Irish Cream recipe which is at the end of the post. Please click here for the recipe at the bottom of the page.|