In most places people would steer clear of an active volcano, but not Hawaii.
So while in Hawaii we did as the Hawaiians and came to the caldera, the closest spot for viewing the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. Madame Pele has been pushing lava from this volcano for more than 25 years while the nearby Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes stand quietly in full view.
Hawaii Forest and Trail brought the Elliott Family to Volcanoes National Park, through the Lava Tubes, along the sulfer trail and up to the Jaggar Museum. We stopped for dinner at Volcano Garden Arts, the best place on the island to pick up hand-made art souvenirs for family and friends.
We picked up turtles carved from bone for our cousins back in New Jersey and Connecticut.