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Another Amazing Day Off!

I’m going to start this little entry with the dinner Jack Casady and I just had in Hilo. We were looking for a place to eat… not that there are a shortage of great restaurants here on the Big Island. We found this:

A chance look up and there we were.

A chance look up and there we were.

Lam’s Garden, Vietnamese And Chinese Food was quite simply, incomparable!

I’m making note of this for the next time I’m here!

Open till 2200!

Open till 2200!

OK… now to back up a little. Myron, Phil and I drove to Volcano National Park where my Golden Age Passport got us all in for free. It does pay to be ancient!

Panorama at Kilauea

Panorama at Kilauea

You want geo-drama… here it is in spades!

The caldera at Kilaeua

The caldera at Kilaeua

I’m just going to run some pictures… which don’t really do the scene justice, but you get the idea!

What a sight!

What a sight!

The crater floor

The crater floor

It’s impossible to see in the previous thumbnail foto, but there are tiny people walking around down there!

More stunning beauty!

More stunning beauty!

Then we went to the lava tubes.

Above ground isn't cool enough? Try the lava tubes!

Above ground isn't cool enough? Try the lava tubes!

More sights in the tubes...

More sights in the tubes...

Then some above the ground beauty…

Where are the dinosaurs?

Where are the dinosaurs?

From technicolor to monochromatic!

OK... what next?

OK... what next?

Past the tubes... down the slope... past the lava see the ocean

Past the tubes... down the slope... past the lava see the ocean

A brief pause before heading to the village of Volcano

A brief pause before heading to the village of Volcano

In Volcano… we found a cool cafe.

The Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano

The Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano

We hit the Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano for lunch, and it was really delicious. We’ve had some great food on this trip.

A quick flashback to yesterday morning… a cool radio interview with, yes… live music by us!

Pick it fellas!

Pick it fellas!

Tomorrow good old Hot Tuna plays the Palace Theater in Hilo. I was here with Chris Smither a couple of years ago. Jack and I are sure to have a ball!

That’s about it for now.

Onward!

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  1. Joey Hudoklin
    June 26th, 2015 at 04:53 | #1

    Wow! Those photos are beautiful! Lava tubes huh? Never heard of’em. I’m so happy you guys are getting to do this together. You both look great, and so deserve it!
    Knock’em dead in Hilo!
    Good’ole Hot Tuna!

  2. Dr Rob Cohen (NYC)
    June 26th, 2015 at 08:10 | #2

    Captain ,,as your guitar student and dermatologist please use sunscreen in Hawaii !!!

  3. Steve Smith
    June 26th, 2015 at 15:16 | #3

    Welcome to Big Island! I am very excited that you have come back with Jack! See you tonight at The Palace :-) — And thank you for all the years of music. S

  4. trisha
    June 26th, 2015 at 15:30 | #4

    Bu-ti-Ful ! Just amazing , thanks for Jorma .
    Trisha
    ps
    how tiny were those people lol just joshing ya

  5. Andriy
    June 26th, 2015 at 15:56 | #5

    That is funny trisha!
    Jorma takes the photo from far way above and those regular size people look tiny. It is good to see woman here on this blog comments. Mostly there are men here but women have better sense of humor.
    “That’s right
    the women are smarter
    women are smarter
    that’s right
    THAT’S RIGHT!!!”@trisha

  6. Chap
    June 26th, 2015 at 19:54 | #6

    Great photos!

    Ironic that you found a Lam’s Garden. I used to live next to Lam’s Garden restaurant in Athens back the early 80’s when it was located down the bottom of the W. Union Street hill (right next to what is now the Smiling Skull). Anyway, loved their food! My buddies used to say that I lived in the Chinatown section of Athens because that was the only place to get Chinese food! Looking forward to Electric Hot Tuna on August 1st.

  7. charles newman
    June 26th, 2015 at 23:08 | #7

    @Dr Rob Cohen (NYC)
    You reminded me Doc of my first visit to Puerto Rico many years ago. We were warned by our host of the intense sun from 10 to 2. Poor lady next door to me forgot that also meant her feet. Although she wore a hat, long pants and long sleeves she forgot about wearing sandals. Walked around for about 2 hours. Worst blistering I ever saw.

  8. Andriy
    June 26th, 2015 at 23:55 | #8

    Doctor Rob:
    Yes very important to apply sunscreen to the feet on top and in between the toes.
    Also the soles of the feet. Put a lot on there because the feet sweat and a handful of sunscreen for each foot is good maybe seems like too much but it is not. When you swim come out of the water and do apply it again. Up to your ankles heavy let it sink in. The ankles up are the same application, from the tippy toes to the top of your head and don’t forget your ears, inside and out and behind your ears.
    Do you agree Doctor Rob ?@Dr Rob Cohen (NYC)

  9. John B
    June 27th, 2015 at 13:01 | #9

    You forgot to mention the tips of the ears.

  10. Andriy
    June 27th, 2015 at 14:29 | #10

    That area is the top of the ear? Then it is outside. The earlobe is outside. When I first went to the beach here I did not know how strong the sun can be so I got a sunburn and look like a lobster. Then I google the application of sunscreen.@John B

  11. Joe B
    July 1st, 2015 at 15:16 | #11

    Thanks for the great pics!!! A real treat on a smothering, stormy summer day in Tennessee.