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Dog Con 7
Day 10: In which we depart for warmer climes, view many pineapples, stand on an erupting volcano and enjoy a night on the beach.
At 10:00 yesterday (Sunday) morning, after yet another bigass breakfast, we messed about with space and time and appeared on the big island of Hawaii only 3 minutes after we left. We were just outside Kona, so we drove into town and then walked around town for a while. It was pretty warm, so after a bit we had some Hawaiian shave ice, which is like the best damned snow cone you’ll ever eat.
(Sasha: Who knew that they had barbecue beef flavor shave ice?)
We then drove around for a few hours (stopping for lunch at a place that makes great loco mokos) seeing the sights. At one point, we drove past a pineapple plantation and saw acres and acres of the tasty fruit. I pointed out that even that large a field was but a small fraction of the pineapple plantations of yore.
(Sadie: Man, those loco mokos were great!)
(Roxy: Brown gravy, yum!)
One place we stopped at that was really impressive was on the slopes of Kilauea volcano. There was a river of lava flowing about a hundred yards from where we were parked in the bus. Everyone thought it was very impressive. Later, we discussed lava flows we had encountered in roleplaying games.
(Flash: Except those of us who thought it was FUCKING INSANE!)
(Daisy: Oh, Flash, don’t be such a wimp. Daddy wouldn’t let anything happen to us!)
Later in the day, we found a nice camping spot near the beach way down near the southern tip of the island. We swam, hiked, built a fire, roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and drank many beverages with varying degrees of alcohol content. Many stories were swapped and some of our group did the hula. It was fun
Time for bed now. More bloggage tomorrow.
Destination Sign when we started: The Ministry of Magic
Destination Sign when we stopped: Caprona
Music: Heavy Metal Dog Music