Thank you for the wonderful virtual tour. Your writing has brought the volcano vividly alive for me. Reunion sounds like a lovely place to live (or visit!)
I was hiking the Colorado tundra just 3 days ago at 12,700' elevation (Rocky Mountain National Park), which felt very much like the moon at times, with bitter cold moments, parched skin, and sunburn too :) Back at sea-level now, where I have a renewed appreciation for humidity and the ocean!
Yes, a niice place to live and visitors are always welcome! I did spend some time in Colorado many years ago (small palce called Cedaredge) and really loved it, great people and fantastic landscape.