|Couldn't help ourselves...had to stop on our way up the mountain to pick some blackberries! |
Wouldn't Grammy be proud?!
|View of the mountain from the eastern slope...venting as usual.|
|Jumping off "lava bombs" - these form when molten lava shoots into the air. The lava cools when it hits the cold mountain air and spins to create these giant cannonball-like rocks.|
|Lucas was so happy to see the butterfly that Josh caught for him!|
|The kids were great sports during our walk. We made it much farther than we did last week and even ended with a race to the finish. I think our recent Olympics viewing helped us finish strong!|
|View from the lava fields to the sea...we drove on the Via Maraneve which translates as Sea-Snow Road. It comes off the highway by the sea and winds it's way up the mountain toward the peak.|