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Volcano House Tiki - Volcano National Park, Big Island
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1046
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2008-07-30 11:35 am   Permalink

Aloha Folks!

Just got back from The Volcano Crater Rim Run on the Big Island. A great event, and a wonderful excuse to stay in one of my extra-favorite places in Hawaii: Volcano Village. We stayed at a B&B, but as Halemaumau is erupting like mad, we spent some time at the Volcano House observation deck soaking in the AMAZING view. While in the lobby I had to fight off the powerful urge to drag this amazing fellow out of the hotel and into my trunk:

Such a great carving! Ug! I'm gonna have to put together an "homage" mug in the future What's that? You want to see the eruption? I suppose I took a few shots of that as well Here is the view from the Jager Observatory (you can actually see the new opening in Halemaumau from this location - you can only see the steam from the Volcano house):

and we came back at night to see the awesome glow:

and finally I want to put in a plug for the Keawe Grill in Volcano Village - SOOOOOO GOOOOOOD! All fresh - everything made that day (including the Awesome bread), and to top it off, they serve a killer Mai Tai (that is VanTiki senior photographing the potion):

Mahalo for peeking -
Henrik "VanTiki"

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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 1769
From: las vegas
Posted: 2008-07-30 8:47 pm   Permalink

i sat on that same wall. i loved that place. the wood carvings by the fireplace are amazing. the fireplace itself is amazing. what, 150 year old fire? there's a B&B up the road that had the best french toast.
give of yourself. it's the most precious of all gifts.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2722
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-07-30 10:10 pm   Permalink

Wow...a crater IN THE PARK is erupting? Damn !

I had to hike about 2 hours to see lava flow back in 04', and last year It was too far out to hike.

Lucky You !

Man, I LOVE seeing volcanic activity.

Volcano House RULES !

The Tiki on the cover of "StereoExotique" is a heavily photoshopped pic of a Tiki I bought there.

Man. I need to go back and see this activity.

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-07-31 12:32 am   Permalink

What a great stylized Tiki, really a masterful work! Thank you for those photos.

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