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The Big Island is safe!

Exciting news!!! The lava is now flowing into the ocean!  We are in one of the safest zones on the Big Island.  We are 43 miles away and in no danger of  lava or gas.  The news media is really exaggerating the situation at this point.  The “Red Alert” that the fire department has issued is only in the affected area in the Puna district.  “The Hawai‘i Fire Department reports air quality condition RED in areas around Lanipuna Gardens and surrounding farm lots on Pohoiki Road."  

We are not in the Puna or Volcano area and it is a small area that is being affected.  Here is a great article I found.   Is it safe to travel to Hawaii?  Yes it is, here is a link from CNBC

Volcano National Park is hoping to open the park soon.  They said that when this happened the last time, in about 2 weeks everything slowed down, so by the end of this month there should not be any issues.  The lower portion of the park is opened on the weekends.  

Here is how safe we think it is...My son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren are flying to spend a few weeks with us.  If I thought that they would be in any danger, I would tell them to stay in California and not fly here at this time.   It is safe and they are coming, flying from LAX to Hilo.  We are not worried about this in the slightest.  

To our Guests that have or our going to book a Nonrefundable Room Rate either on our website or through a 3rd party.  Please understand that this is for ANY REASON.  Think of any reason and it is not refundable.  That is why we HIGHLY recommend  "Trip Insurance".  Laura and I (over 60) use anytime we travel.  It is cheap and would cover your whole trip…airfare, hotel, emergency evacuation in case someone gets hurt or sick, even reimbursed for prepaid  excursions.  We used it last year and it saved us a bundle.  Buy a refundable reservation if you cannot accept the thought of losing your reservation for any reason or just buy Trip Insurance to cover everything.   Hope this helps.  See you soon!


Garvin and Laura Goode

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