So apparently, you're not supposed to take any lava from the Hawaiian islands. If you do, you get bad luck. Oodles of it. And, you're supposed to return what you took to break the curse of Pele.
With all the planning and anal-retentive preparation I do for trips, you would think I would have somehow read about this, heard about this, or otherwise known. As well, being a girl scout, and descended from girl scouts, you'd think I'd know better. (shhh) but I have to come clean. I did take a small piece of lava rock, for my niece who loves rocks, science, nature, etc.
I know! Shame on me, Pele's curse, yada yada. All right already, I mailed it back to Hawaii.
Here are some more pictures from the trip: