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... in the marching band in the parade and Janet was with the Daughters of the Revolution group. I've added their pictures with this post.
Now for the fireworks. They were great too. I had to move away from my table to see them but Janet kept a watch on my things, she was resting her feet from the long parade walk. I tried to get a picture of the palm trees in the forefront of the fireworks but not sure it worked too well.
Then I was off to listen to my favorite ...
... home and hit the pool area for a bit until it rained. Super huge raindrops but it only rained for 30 minutes. Had dinner again at the BBQ area. I can't believe how many people wear sweaters and jeans here. I am thinking that they are locals. One neighbour watching the sunset with us mentioned she was cold wearing a sweater and jeans. I was melting! I'd love some of their ...
... where cane once grew and it was very tropical looking, areas of tropical rain forests, up to the Pololu Valley which was a very deep ravine going down to the coast covered by tropical rainforest and some islands off shore looking like the apostles off the Victorian coastline. We then drove through beautiful verdant pastures with fat black angus cattle which was such a contrast to the barren lava flows only an hours drive away. ...
In the morning we drove back north to the town of Kailua-Kona, home of Ironman Triathlon. It's a really nice place with lots of shops and good restaurants overlooking the sea, just what we've been looking for. Walked around for a good couple of hours and had some delicious smoothies at Bubba Gump. Back to Kealakekua for some more snorkeling, this time we were lucky enough to swim with a turtle.
Back to Kailua for dinner at Bubba's, very enjoyable.
... drive late afternoon before heading back to the 'farm'.
Day Two 23 July, Tuesday
Planned a big day to make the most of our time on a Big Island with so much to experience. Headed north east coast to the Waipio Valley lookout point, picturesque secluded bay at bottom of tall cliffs. Didn't go down into the Bay as it was discouraged for cultural reasons; the Bay is a sacred site, where a village thrived and a temple stood, until all was wiped away by ...
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