Day 3 - Hilo, Hawaii

This morning we arrived in Hilo around 8:00. We signed up for a helicopter tour of Mount Kilauea. The last time I was on the Big Island, the lava was not cooperating and we opted not to spend $200 per person on a tour of “steam”. The helicopter tour was terrific. It was breathtaking to fly over the volcano and some of the land areas that cannot be reached by road. Although it was only 45 minutes long, it was fantastic. And it was enough. I was never scared and never bored. And when we landed, I felt fulfilled. If you have never done a helicopter tour, this is a great one to take.

© Karen Bell 2012