S: BIG ISLAND of HAWAII - CHUNG FAMILY - DECEMBER 2010
BC: Joe, Jen, Connor, and Keira CHUNG December 9, 2010
FC: Big Island of Hawaii Chung Family - December 2010
1: Our room at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. | At the SFO airport. | Connor 7 & 3/4 years old Keira 4 & 11/12 years old | December 4-9 2010 | 1
2: Connor and Mama (Jen) tried dragonfruit, Keira would not. Connor thought it was "OK". | 2
3: The kids LOVED playing at the beach even though we hadn't bought sand toys yet. | 3
4: Baba (Joe) enjoyed the scenery while the rest of us attacked the shaved ice.
5: Shaved ice! One with ice cream and one without. | 5
6: One morning, as Jen and Joe enjoyed breakfast, the kids ran amongst the plants and found lots of geckos. They had a blast finding them since the geckos kept scurrying about. Keira absolutely loved her brand new Hawaiian dress. Jen couldn't resist dressing her up! | 6
11: We had fun rock climbing at Laupahoehoe Point. | 11
12: Connor climbed to the top of the rocks! | 12
15: Akaka Falls plummets 442-feet and is perhaps the Big Island's most famous waterfall. On our walk through the rainforest, we saw beautiful red banana flowers and funny poses from Keira. | 15
16: 7 year old Connor took the above photo! He's a natural at framing. | 16
17: This is Jen's absolute FAVORITE photo of the trip. Connor with a wheelbarrow full of banana peels! Hilarious! Yes, Connor did get in trouble from the owner for "pretending" to hold the wheelbarrow, but it was worth it! | We stopped at the What's Shakin' food stand in Pepeekeo. | There were avocado, banana, and papaya trees behind the food stand. | 17
18: While waiting for our food to be ready, the kids raced up and down the hill behind the stand. They had so much fun that they had to sit down and rest. | 18
19: We bought a few of the biggest avocados Jen ever saw.
20: The food was DELICIOUS! The smoothie was yummy. Connor loved his hot dog. The lychee was interesting. Joe's wrap was scrumptious. We left with a few papayas (Jen's fave) and huge avocados. | 20
21: The end of the road in Kalapana. The lava was still warm from a recent eruption from Mount Kilauea just one week ago.
22: Lava rocks in Keira's hands. | 22
23: Connor, what a big lava rock!
26: Kids just couldn't resist the urge to throw rocks. | 26
27: An ocean view and nothing else... | 27
28: Walking along the red path to the black sands on Kaimu Beach. The area is slowly being renewed by nature as the coconuts sprout into new palm trees. | 28
30: Keira could never resist the opportunity to dig in sand. Black sand is even better! She was pretending to be a dog here. | 30
31: 7 year old Connor took this photo at Kaimu Beach.
32: Connor loved to throw rocks into the water. | 32
33: Baba dragging a tired Keira back to the car. | 33
36: Jen and Joe snorkeled one at a time in the waters near our hotel. The water was very murky.
37: Digging into the biggest avocado ever. Along with pasta and spam, our family of four couldn't even finish the whole avocado! It was delicious - smooth and buttery. | 37
38: Connor and Baba walked along the paths around our hotel. | 38
40: There were 3 pools at our hotel. The closest one was an infinity pool. | 40
41: A beautiful sunset view from our hotel. | 41
42: Hugs, kisses, and mugga-muggas from Mama. | 42
46: We found the perfect plumeria flower and Keira insisted on wearing it in her hair. | Exploring the vast Hilton Waikoloa Village. | Jen enjoyed her virgin lava flow and pineapple teriyaki burger. | 46
48: We enjoyed the night time boat ride through the Hilton Resort and loved seeing all the star formations in the dark night sky. | Standing on one leg was fun! | 48
49: Breakfast buffet was the BEST! | Gotta love what sugar donuts did to you! | 49
50: Keira was trying to engage Connor in some silliness. | 50
51: At the beautiful 49 Black Sand Beach overlooking Honoka'ope Bay.
52: At the beautiful 49 Black Sand Beach overlooking Honoka'ope Bay. The beach was a salt and pepper beach with its mix of white and black sand. | 52
53: Connor showing the lava rocks and white coral rocks. He loved the mix of rocks, corals, and shells on the ground. | 53
54: Crab! | 54
55: We looked for interesting rocks and shells. | 55
59: Keira was hesitant to wade in the water, but she came around and we enjoyed this place a lot! | 59
61: Who can resist gelato? Connor had chocolate while Jen had coconut and pink dragonfruit.
62: Keira enjoying lunch out on the balcony before an afternoon swim.
63: Keira practicing her torpedo kick in the 1 & 1/2 feet kiddie pool. | 63
65: Jumping in the water was fun! | 65
67: While Connor liked showing off his swimming skills and roly-poly's, Keira enjoyed soaking up the warmth in the hot tub. | 67
71: Joe, Jen, Connor, and Keira CHUNG December 9, 2010
74: Ready to checkout and go home. | 74
75: Keira finished her Kalua pork and rice before boarding the plane back to California. | 75