Sunday, October 07, 2007


Well, in between tearing out our kitchen and dealing with unexpected setbacks which Mom and Dad have been sympathetically patient with, we have been taking them farther afield than they might normally be doing on their own.

Birthday dinner at Mama's Fish House

Mom and Dad at the site of the last lava flow on the island.

The whole gang surveys nature's immense spectacle-Haleakala. While there, Dad asked if it is the largest volcanic crater in the world. Some digging found that Mount Tambora in Indonesia holds that title.

High on Haleakala. After days of scrutinizing the cloud covered summit for signs of clearing, we gave Mom and Dad a forewarning that as soon as it cleared up, we'd drop everything and head up there. Today we were treated to a long-awaited reprieve.

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