Thursday, May 16, 2013

Day 15

Had some time before our flight so we decided to climb up to the top of Haleakala Volcano. Driving from sea level to the summit of the crater took us up to 10, 035 feet. Pretty incredible to see the changing climate. We didn’t have much time up on the summit so we headed down. One of the highlights that people do on this road is to take a van up and ride mountain bikes down. Glad they wear full helmets!About a third of the way down we came across some bike riders on the side of the road, which turned out to be mother in distress. Her young son had been stung by a bee and crashed. I pulled over and assessed the situation and could see he was in pain. Poor little dude…abrasions on his knees, pretty roughed up. I calmed him down and went back to the van to get some ice as we had some frozen water bottles. When I came back I put the ice on his leg and asked if he hurt anywhere else, he said his arm hurt. I took off his jacket slowly and saw that his arm was broken pretty bad. I moved the ice over and held him while we waited for help. Meanwhile I just calmed him down, (and especially his mum) and made sure they would be okay. The police were there pretty quickly.
So, I guess the first aid course I just did came in handy after all.
Now I am in Waikiki just filling in time until our flight home….I can’t wait to get back.

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