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The lava starts just as we enter the plane!

We have been planning this amazing trip to Europe for the last 6 months now! It has been almost 8 years now since my last journey to Greece and more then anything have I wanted to share my love of Greece and Europe with my ohana ( family). I really wanted the whole process to be quite simple and easy so I literally have been packing up the house and our things for the last 3 months...( so that I wouldn't be stressed at the last minute) My bags have been fully packed for 2 months! Anyway, I had this strange feeling inside of me for sometime that something big was about to happen Its hard to not feel that way when you live on an active volcano. It always seemed way bigger then just us going away for a while traveling, and that feeling was sure spot on! Anyway, I just prayed that we could all get off the island and start this trip already! I guess my praying worked as I remember the last few days as we were packing up our house, our life, our everything that we knew... a series of hundreds of earthquakes was taking place... I kinda felt un easy about it all , but just kept on tidying up and getting ready to get out of here already! So we finally made it to the airport and as we were boarding the plane the flight attendant showed me and Aaron a picture of big island and the nearby community of Leilani that was being over taken by lava... We could not believe what she was showing us... The series of earthquakes had opened some major cracks on the eastern rift zone and now lava was pouring our of fissures and shallowing peoples lives and homes... We just looked at each other shocked and decided that we need to focus on the present moment and witness this chaos from afar. We really could not have been luckier in our timing! Pele goddess of lava please save our home, just go around her if you need to purify the neighborhood! mahalo!

Posted by OhanaNomads 14:39 Archived in USA Tagged island big lava hawaii

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