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Story by Jon Beaujon

The Great Jeep Adventure in Hawaii

South PointWe all stayed at Ace and Monica's house for the night. Ace had to work, so he could not continue on the journey. The next day we continued to head south towards South Point, the southernmost point in the United States. We were able to leave the main road and find a trail that led to the coast. We were able to travel the last 4 or 5 miles on the coast until we hit South Point. Green Sand Beach (Papakolea) was on the way there. Yes, the sand actually looks green for some reason or another. By the looks of it, not too many people come this direction.

Road?We saw only two other people out there. South Point was not too interesting. We did see a windmill farm out there . From South Point, we took South Point road back to Hawaii Belt road and were off to our final destination of the day, The Road to the Sea.Monica departed with us at that point, because she had some business to take care of the next day. That was a real interesting evening. The Road to the Sea was not well marked. There were several roads that headed towards the sea. We went up and down three or four of them trying to find a good place to camp for the evening. All these roads ran through lava fields. The lava had been flattened with a steam roller to makes roads, but they were all rough.

LunchEveryone's patience wore really thin by the end of the evening. There was a lot of arguing about which road to take. Finally, at the end of one of the roads there was some sort of beach. It was almost midnight, and we were all tired. So, we stopped and made camp. It turned out to be a nice place. We stayed there a couple of hours after we got up in the morning. It was amazing to see how big the lava field was that we drove through. It was awesome.



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