Day 2 in Teneriffe began with a trip to what would turn into our regular go to place for coffee and pastries 'Aroa'. A few people I met on the island recomended I try the leche leche, a cold coffee drink with dulce de leche bottom, coffee in between and milk top. It's just the sweetest thing and gives you that coffee kick you need.
After a quick change of clothes and siesta - between 2pm and 4pm when practically everything closes - we made the trip to the top of the mountain to see the crater and the lava. That was a really interesting experience. The road was really narrow and has a lot of curves so we had to stop a few times for a breather. It was fun though watching the temperatures dropping as we went higher up the mountain. There was a cloud of sandy dust that had been blown onto the island from the Sahara desert (oh the marvels of mother nature) and from the mountain top you could clearly see the white cloud, the sand cloud and the sun. It was actually very beautiful. The dust cloud stayed a few more days, making the moon a weird orangey color and trickling sand particles all over, then it was gone.
Back to the mountain trip. I don't know what I was thinking going to a crater in open shoes - flip flop style - although, I am proud of myself that I climbed those rocks and came down without messing them up or falling. Sneakers are overrated.