A Week in Paradise - My Family Travels
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I worked hard all summer saving up money to go on the trip of a lifetime, this trip being a week in the gorgeous island of Hawaii.  The geology class at my high school has an annual trip to Hawaii in the month of February and when I first heard about it I knew I just had tp go.  The time eventually came to leave my regular,boring life and embark on a trip that I will surely never forget. 

It all started by traveling in what my teacher called the “yellow limousine”,also know as the school bus, to Las Vegaswhere we would take a five to six hour planetrp to Hilo. This also happened to be my first ever plane trip. Before reaching the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, we had dinner at what I personally think is one of the top five restaurants ever.  This restaurant is the one and only “Ken’s House of Pancakes”, their specialty being pancakes, of course, which I highly recommend as well as any of their challenging “sumo entrees” which are a feast in amongst themselves.

This trip was not all fun and games though.  As a geology class we were expected to learn as much about the geologic side of Hawaii as possible while having a great time.  One of our main visits was Hawaii Volcano National Park, where we completed Kilauea Iki’s four mile hike and visited a nearby lava tube, that was so deep and dark one had no other choice than to bring a flashlight. My teacher’s favorite place to go was the Jager’s Observatory where you could see the volcano Mauna Loa, which was currently steaming at the time of our trip.  Hawaii has many gorgeous waterfalls and one of the was we visited was Akaka Falls.  One of the most spectacular views we saw of the ocean was at a place calle Waipio Lookout.  We also visited the memorial site commemerating the 1946 tsunami victims.  Another beautiful gift of nature granted to Hawaii which we had to see while admiring the steaming Mauna Loa, was the sea arch carved out by the ocean.  The Black Sea beach was another stop on our long list of destinations.  On our final days we went to the open air market where we tasted some local foods like mcadamias and rambutans.  Before ending our trip we walked to Lili’uokalani Gardens right beside our hotel.  There were somany other place we explored, but it is amost impossible to write about hem all, so I would tell anyone to take a trip to Hilo and create an adventure of their own that will last them forever.

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