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Hi, Spleen. Well, I guess I can say that my luck has been pretty good. In place of the 100% travel contract job I had in May, when I acquired the pahoehoe samples, I'm now working full time for a highly-respected university hospital here in Dallas. This job requires no travel and provides more $$$ for cruising, too. That's a good thing. I also still have a beautiful wife, some super kids, six wonderful grandkids, and we're all healthy....and Texas beat Arkansas, even. :D

 

No, I'm not a geologist. I'm a retired Air Force officer, and have worked as a trainer, a curriculum developer, and technical writer/consultant since I left the military. I do have a BS in Geology, but have never worked in the field. I do have a rock sidewalk made from rock samples from all over the continental US, Hawaii, Alaska, and the Caribbean. It brings back lots of super memories, too. Somehow, I don't think Pele would mind much.;)

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In our visit in May this year, the Rangers stated very definitely that there would be an eruption before 2008. I was surprised at how emphatic they were (nothing like going out on a limb). As mentioned, the measurements now taken show quite an expansion.

 

Bets are that it is going to head southwest toward South Point and north toward Kona.

 

I don't know how much money I'd bet on any of this. Pele has her own schedule.

 

Sammy

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I NEVER need another reason, but we can hope this time I get lucky with Pele. The last two times I was on the big island, major activity began the day after we left :eek: . Maybe, just maybe, it will be different when we get there this December!

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In our visit in May this year, the Rangers stated very definitely that there would be an eruption before 2008. I was surprised at how emphatic they were (nothing like going out on a limb). As mentioned, the measurements now taken show quite an expansion.

 

Bets are that it is going to head southwest toward South Point and north toward Kona.

 

I don't know how much money I'd bet on any of this. Pele has her own schedule.

 

Sammy

 

 

I don't like the sounds of those predictions!! However, I guess if one chooses to live on a volcanic island...

 

Emi

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Ah Emi there are dangers everywhere....people choose to live in CA, Japan, Florida and even the mid-west. There's always something. It just matters what is the natural disaster you would most tolerate? For me, I'll take the blizzards of New England over tornadoes! ;)

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OK, Emi. I'll make you a deal. Since I have a degree in geology, am in total awe of both Kilauea and Pu'u 'O'o, and am desperately in love with Pele, just let me know if you have to evacuate. I'll be more than happy to "house sit" for you until things cool off and are back to whatever normal is on the Big Island. How's that? I'd much prefer that kind of heat to Texas summers! Ya think? (I'll even stay in the back yard, like you "offered" before. Hahahahaha! :D

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