I almost don't want to mess up this post with words, but I just loved Monday so much. We went to Volcanoes National Park since national parks are free on Martin Luther King Day, and I just love it there. It's an incredible world of lush forest alive with the songs of native birds, barren rock, steam, lava and fire. There is blackness and destruction, and incredible life and re-birth. It was so good for my soul to explore this place with my favorite people.
p.s. It's perfectly safe as long as you stick to the marked trails and roads. If there is any danger the park rangers will close off those areas. Sometimes the air quality can be bad depending on which way the wind is blowing, but overall it's an amazing place that can be enjoyed by most.