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Travel Blogs from Kamuela
... the crisps and gasp 'water' to Ismael!
Wow, the view... Amazing to be above the clouds and to be looking down on them. We spent an intense hour up there in the freezing cold waiting for the sun to set. Kept hopping back in the car to get warm and then back out. I'm sure it seemed all the more cold because just a few hours before we were running around on a white sand beach.
The sunset was dramatic ...
... the mongeese were also trying to get the crackers but were fighting over territory with the cats. In the end, the mongeese won, and I finally snapped some pictures of a mongoose.
Josh, Amanda, and Dad (somehow not tired from hiking for a 3rd day in a row) went on a long hike to summit Mauna Kea, the "tallest" mountain in the world [this was a topic we debated over dinner because it is only ...
... law & order) breakers. As long as the kapu breakers get there, doesn't matter how they got there, they would be excused and forgiven by King Kamehameha.
My first impression with the place was "un-impressive" and touristy looking. A very small visitor center with very little stuff and no exhibit. No QR code to scan for audio guide, only cell phone minute via dial-in, with lousy sound effect and big echos. One ranger has some ...
... honey. We couldn't buy much, as 3 ounce is our limit for carry-on luggage. Settle for 4 ounce jar, and hope that we would eat fast enough so leave little to bring back home.
Dinner is Lu'au. Quite a feast. The poi needs improvement, though. Too watery!
Sites we would like to visit next time on Kona Coast,
- Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
- H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
- More coffee tasting
... jewelry, Hawaiian clothing and classic dashboard hula dancers, was an old painting of the Chateau Frontenac. We had to wonder…
Up the street we spotted a sign for the Original Donkey Balls Factory. Obviously we couldn’t resist. Turns out it’s a candy store that makes the most original flavours of chocolate balls and other candies we’ve ever seen. If you’re interested they’re at www.DonkeyBallStore.com ...