kona beach park

One of the nice things about Kona was the abundance of local parks with great facilities. We took the kids to one 5 minutes from the house one afternoon to try to tire them out before dinner.

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But before we did that, I just had to have some super loco moco at one of the local joints.  I got it with a hamburger, chicken cutlet and a huge hunk of spam. Katie wanted some, I could tell.


pu’uhonua o hōnaunau

Good luck trying to pronounce that name. It is a national park about 45 minutes south of where we were staying in Hawaii. It was refuge for the Hawaiian royalty of old.  The large stone walls were built around 1550 and still standing (although they did say they re-enforced parts of them). What a beautiful background though and the sun was shining – what a nice day.

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You can’t tell from the picture below, but there was a sea turtle swimming around near the shore.

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Qumi likes to point out that when I take pictures, I don’t always pay attention to everything going on.  Case in point, below Lisa is still in the shot. Oh well, I guess this is why I still have a day job.

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My brother Scott and his family came along to “get some nature” as he put it.

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After only a short time there, we realised the girls were starting to get sunburn even though we put sunscreen on twice in 20 minutes.


This old junker was just on the side of the road, but I thought it looked pretty cool, so I had Qumi snap a quick picture.