I now know that I need to be careful not to qualify decisions based on imagined future events happening or not happening, and not to make decisions out of fear. Sometimes doing what is best for you means facing those fears head on. --Chantal Houde
This picture was taken on Big Island in Hawaii in July 2008 from the Kalapana overlook. The Halema'uma'u volcano was erupting higher up on the island and the lava flowing into the sea was producing a gigantic plume of volcanic gas/water vapor. The lava moves in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of more recent flows and is invisible until it reaches the sea. The volcano is still active in 2013.
Hawaii, the Big Island offers kids amazing encounters with nature without families having to rough it at all. Walk inside lava tubes, into craters, get up close with red hot molten lava, swim with manta rays, while staying at a 5 star family-friendly resort. Could not be more perfect for budding natural scientists. Trekaroo - reviews of kid-friendly destinations.