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We pretty much saw what we wanted to see in the Volcano NP and since Hilo was just about a half hour drive we decided to go check it out plus ck out some waterfalls.
On the outskirts of Hilo we saw a Macadamian nut farm and processing plant that said tours on it so we pulled in. Saw a lot of trees but the processing plant was closed .The plant did have a store that was open so we went in and bought some at a very good(at least that is what Ann told me) so we were glad we stoped. Of course later on Kauai we went to a Walmart and the prices were better-Why does that not surprise me?
We drove around Kona and saw a number of older resort hotels on the bay that stll looked very nice with big trees and gardens but would not personally want to stay in them as almost in middle of town.
Had read about the Pacific Tsunani Museum so drove around downtown until we found it in an old bank building. Went in and as luck would have it entrence was free on this day as they were having a memorial day for when they had had a bad tsunami back in the 40's.
The museum was very interesting--had a lot of pictures and testomonials from people who expereienced it. I would suggest anyone going to Hilo take a few hours in the museum--It is financed and run by volunteers of the community and all of them went out of there way to make sure all our questions were answered. Left them a donation of what it would have cost us to get in normally. Pacific Tsunami Museum
Drove to the outskirts of town to see "Rainbow falls" which were very pretty By driving to them drove through more of a reidential area and enjoyed that.
After walking around the falls we headed north of town to find Akaka and Kahuna Falls. We had a good map so had no problem finding them. Both very pretty and a nice drive to see them. Took another short hike here through forest area which was very pretty. Afterwards we headed back to our B&B-took short nap and went out to eat at the same restaurant we had eaten in yesterday, Kiawe Kitchen.