MLK Day at Volcanoes National Park

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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.


  1. Those photos are ao beautiful!!! We really need to go over there sometime soon too! It is so pretty! You only use your iPhone right? Do you use apps to edit the photos?
    See you Friday!

    1. Thanks! Yes you do need to get over there! It’s SO beautiful. All those photos are taken on the iPhone, just the regular ‘ole camera. The only one that was edited in this post was the black and white one with Keola and Noweo since I originally posted it on IG. The lehua that was on IG this morning has a filter (I forget which one though.) Sometimes I use a filter app for Mac called PhotoFX, other times I recycle IG pics, sometimes I’ll do a little adjusting in iPhoto but mostly I just try my best to get a good shot and throw them up as-is. Can’t wait for Friday!

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