Hawaii, Mt. Haleakalã

If I live in Iowa, then this must be Heaven.

Atop of the 10,023 feet summit of Mount Halekalã, I stepped out of Hawaii and directly into Heaven. The sleeping volcano is the home of the most amazing sunrise anybody will ever see. When you're up there, you can't even see the land at all. It's like you're floating above the world. The world that we know is gone. As our skin got baked by the warmth of the rising sun in the East, we couldn't believe our eyes at all.

When mom told me about this place, I tried to imagine how beautiful it would be up there.

It completely blew my expectations out of world (pun not intended).