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We rolled out the door at 5:15 AM to head up the coast for our 5k run. We arrived at the starting point just as the full and half marathon runners are walking up to the start line. Its amazing to see people of all shapes and sizes entered into those events.
We parked for free in the Queen's Marketplace shopping center then walked to the Hula Bowl where everything was set up. The 5K participants are set to begin at 6:45 AM. This is the largest ...
... not really find a good place to eat, so just went to airport to return rental car. Long line for security (I had been warned), even with Pre-check. Found a place in the wind to wait for flight. Upgraded again, so at least I had food. Met by car and driver and had a nice chat on the way home. Gruden greeted me with ...
... Park just 4 miles down the road from us. Also called The Place of Refuge, the park preserves historic royal grounds and buildings, and a massive stone wall, built in about 1550 and still standing. The wall separates the royal grounds from the pu'uhonua, or place of refuge, where people who had broken a kapu (law) could escape the penalty of death (kind of like "home free" in a vicious game of tag). After The Place of Refuge, we followed some instructions from our homeowner to find ...
... banana strawberry Oreo cookie) or Kope Lani Sundae (translated means "heavenly coffee" - coffee ice cream, fudge swirl and macademia nuts). Guess which is whose favorite! ;) Every month at mid-month they have the Kona Village Street Festival. Hundreds of local vendors set up along Ali'i Drive for the afternoon, then it ends with a free concert of Hawaiian music and hula outside on the lawn at Hulihe'e Palace. That was this past Sunday. We felt lucky to be able to take it in ...
Woke up early this morning for my walk. I was a tad sad today as I realized I would be "Malasadaless" today! Those Portuguese donuts really got to me! Oh well, probably for the best. This is the first day with any significant cloud cover and I even thought it might rain on me this morning but by the time I got back from my walk, still no rain. There is cloud cover still at 11:00 am so will have to watch the ...
Other places to stay in Kailua-Kona
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $150
- No no no no no!!!! Don't stay here!
- Not the value you hoped for...
- My Wife Remembers
75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $107
- Hidden Quality
- Stayed there for 13 days
- Excellent budget hotel
75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $119
- If you are on a budget......
- Never Again
- Pleasant Stay
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $135
75-6000 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $46
- NOT alot of Bang for your Buck
- Right on the water in Sea Village condo #3317
- Nice, quiet place
75-5968 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $56
- Not special
- The Pearl of Kona