Instead of listening to the State of the Union, I went down to the sea to check out the state of the world.
I left my home – about 3000 ft/914 m elevation – and drove up to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance – at about 4000 ft/1219 m elevation, then headed all the way down the Chain of Craters Road to the ocean. The sun set in the west, the moon rose in the east, and I had a perfect view of both. Lovely. Where I was, no lava was entering the ocean, but as night came on, I did see a small red glow up slope.
Live all you can. It’s a mistake not to .