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FC: HAWAII | 2013
1: After two long flights, we finally arrived in Kona, Hawaii and this was the view from our room! Totally worth the wait!!
3: Our first day of exploring the island. We started at the Waipi'o Valley Lookout. Amazing View!!
4: We also explored the Botanical Gardens and the Kamea'e Falls. We rented a Mustang for the week. | Kamae'e Falls | Botanical World Adventures
7: There were many types of flowers at the Botanical Gardens, statues, and springs that ran into the falls.
8: AKAKA FALLS
10: We took the 4 mile scenic route to Onomea Bay. We were able to see more amazing falls and scenery along the way.
12: We went to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There was steam coming up from everywhere. We also went into the tubes, where lava used to flow.
14: Rainbow Falls
15: This is the falls that was in the opening credits of Fantasy Island.
17: We went on a snorkel trip to Kealakekua Bay. The view on the boat ride was amazing. We snorkeled and had lunch on the boat. On the return trip, we saw whales. It is whale season and the whales were everywhere. It was Incredible to see!
19: The beach area at Waikoloa Village.
20: Exploring Waikola Village and the Hilton Hotel.
23: We spent another day exploring the big island. We went to Opolu Point. The view was like nothing we have ever seen. We also stopped in Hawi to eat and then went to see The King Kamehameha Statue.
25: Exploring the Coast line and Beaches!
27: We went to a Traditional Luau at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort. The pig was cooked in the ground and we had a huge buffet and drinks. The Luau was fun to watch, but everyone enjoyed the fire dance the best!
29: Sunset photos before the Luau!
30: Hula Daddy Kona Coffee
31: We toured the coffee plantation. They showed us how the coffee is grown and made. We also found a chameleon in the coffee tree.
33: We spent some time enjoying the local cuisine. We had fresh coconut water and pineapple. We also had Malasadas, which is a donut. It was delicious!!
34: We spent time hanging out at our condo. We went to the pool. We cooked steak one night and had some good wine. There was colony of cats that lived right by us. We enjoyed seeing them eat every morning. The last night we were there, we saw fireworks! A great ending to a perfect vacation!
35: Inside our condo at Wiakoloa Village!