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... with gorgeous, gorgeous batiks.
Then we returned the rental car and took the van to the airport. There was no line
Flew to Honolulu (20 minutes), then an hour in Honolulu, then flew to Kona (40 minutes). Got the rental car from Avis, then went to dinner in Kailua, at the Kona Inn, sitting outside, looking at the water. Then to the condo, where we worked a bit more. Then to bed.
... unheated (it was 15°C and chilly), had toasty thick comforters and, luckily, both Roger and Ryan generate a lot of heat so we were all warm enough. Tuesday We woke up to a beautiful sunny morning, and things were looking up! We got moving early to finish a few sites in the park before continuing our journey - the steam vents, created when rain (had lots of that yesterday so pretty steamy!) that has seeped into the ground is heated by Kilauea and issues out as steam; and ...
... Queen. She fought against the many injustices against her people, but her efforts could not prevent eventual annexation of Hawaii by the United States. Sadly, she died in 1899 at the young age of 23. I hadn't realized that Hawaii had been annexed by the United States, and their monarchy overthrown, against their will. It was an interesting read, not only about the life of Ka'iulani, but also some Hawaiian history. More recently, here are some things that have been big in the ...
... a warning came up saying the car was due for maintenance. Rental company was appreciative of us bringing it back and simply exchanged it for another Altima. We tried to go to a couple of National Parks to watch the huge wave surges this afternoon but the public was not allowed to go down there. The waves were huge today so we had to be satisfied watching them from the condo. Time to turn in and enjoy my book after a tasty steak dinner with a glass of lovely red ...
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a is the name of the Hawaii State Fish. To say this, break it up into syllables and note the repetitions - Humu - Humu - Nuku - Nuku - Apua'a. And, if you've seen the movie "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", you may recall a scene where a desk clerk at a resort on Oahu proudly boasts being able to name over 200 Hawaiian fish, including Humuhumunukunukuapua'a. You can see the clip (which is pretty funny) here. And now, I am proud to say that ...
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