Spring Break – a chance to get away to warmer weather.
Day One – departed MN at 1 pm CDT, layover in LA and arrived in Kona at 8 pm HST – long day!
Day Two – over an inch of rain made for a wet day but a stunning sunset.
Day Three – Lavaman Triathlon start and finish were on the beach outside our lanai. We watched, but did not participate – drove to see the Pololu Valley and northwest coast line instead.
Day Four – drove to Hilo, still overcast, but we were able to see Rainbow Falls and Pe’epe’e Falls before the rain fell. Another gorgeous sunset.
Day Five – a long walk by the villa lead to finding several very friendly resort cats!
Day Six – Long walk along the beach, drive into Kona, and more time at the beach.
Day Seven – Volcano National Park, Ki’lauea Crater, Thurson Lava Tube and Chain of Craters Road.
Day Eight – Helicopter Ride and Petroglyph Field
Day Nine – Drove to Ka Lae, also known as South Point, is the most southerly piece of ground in the US and Flight Home.