Day one.... Eureka to Hawaii....

Kailua-Kona Travel Blog

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There is a beautiful golf course and the ocean beyond that....

We got up at 4:AM  to arrive at the airport  by 5:30...  One of the gals I work with knew I needed to be up by 4: she sat up from 3:30 AM to call me to make sure I stumbled up... (Thanks!! Debbie) It really started my day well with such a nice gesture by one of my pals...  We carried on our luggage and landed first in San Francisco then arrived in Kona Airport at 12:20 PM.    We had an exciting Travbuddy moment I wanted to share.....   the stewardess on our plane was "Lacylea82" .... we spoke to her for quite a while.... she is a really fun outgoing person with lots of great stories...  She is going to get together with us for coffee on one of her layovers here in Eureka.    We are so happy to meet one of our "friends" in person.

Hibiscus... Some of them were huge
...  it makes us feel like we would enjoy meeting others too!   Lacey is a kick!

Our friends, Ray and Linda met us at the airport in Hawaii Kona .... We were really excited about seeing them and seeing Hawaii.   We were absolutely blown away by how beautiful the plants and flowers were at the airport....  David laughed at me photographing flowers so soon....   

We drove to Ray and Linda's timeshare.... it looked like a piece of paradise....  We went to Quinn's   Almost by the Sea and ate on the patio.   It was so warm and beautiful on the patio....  I saw a little gecko running on the wall and tried to photograph it but it was just a speck in the picture.

Ray and Linda downtown by the kings summer house
...   The bathroom was painted really neat!   

After we ate we went shopping and sight seeing in Kona Kailua.... It is a larger town but has managed to hang onto it's charm with little shops and friendly people.  A cute little surfer town.  We walked to the Kings summer palace but it was closed... It has damage from an earth quake and is needing repair....  The yard is lovely with coconut trees.....    (just a note here.... we went to Florida and should have seen coconuts but we got there just after Hurricane Andrew so there were no coconuts and hardly any branches... so it's a huge thrill to see them in the trees for me.... which means, of course, a million pictures.  sorry)  We took pictures of the first night sunset.....  It is so pretty reflecting in the ocean.... David always blinks on pictures and Linda took 8 pictures and he blinked on them all.... I adore his consistancy.... :)

Koralifix says:
Great photos! The colours are amazing!
Posted on: Jan 22, 2009
shirlan says:
Beautiful photos. Love the vibrant colours
Posted on: Apr 30, 2008
Melly_K says:
Paradise-like... wonderfull pics! :-)
Posted on: Apr 28, 2008
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There is a beautiful golf course a…
There is a beautiful golf course …
Hibiscus... Some of them were huge
Hibiscus... Some of them were huge
Ray and Linda downtown by the king…
Ray and Linda downtown by the kin…
Breeze way in the time share
Breeze way in the time share
The trees and landscaping by the t…
The trees and landscaping by the …
view of the sidewalks that wind al…
view of the sidewalks that wind a…
Tiny bananas : covered by large bl…
Tiny bananas : covered by large b…
Banana ... The little bananas are …
Banana ... The little bananas are…
jasmine....... (I think... ) they …
jasmine....... (I think... ) they…
Great flower... no idea what it is…
Great flower... no idea what it i…
Ray and David next to the kings su…
Ray and David next to the kings s…
Hibiscus
Hibiscus
this is where we ate dinner the fi…
this is where we ate dinner the f…
Sylvia, Ray, Linda and David at Qu…
Sylvia, Ray, Linda and David at Q…
Flowers from an African Tulip Tree
Flowers from an African Tulip Tree
African tulip tree flowers
African tulip tree flowers
These are everywhere... but I need…
These are everywhere... but I nee…
Palm Trees... with Coconuts.
Palm Trees... with Coconuts.
In October the Ironman Triathlon w…
In October the Ironman Triathlon …
Ray and Linda
Ray and Linda
This was a cool statue outside of …
This was a cool statue outside of…
I think this is Mangos growing... …
I think this is Mangos growing...…
Amazing flowers: Plumeria
Amazing flowers: Plumeria
Wonderful and great smelling
Wonderful and great smelling
flowers everywhere....
flowers everywhere....
Sylvia & David.. ..poor David blin…
Sylvia & David.. ..poor David bli…
Kailua-Kona Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
Quinn's Almost by the Sea: located across the street from the King Kamahamaha hotel. We liked the casual dining. We ate on the patio: it had a f… read entire review
Kailua-Kona Sights & Attractions review
The Painted Church was a charming St. Benedict’s church. The inside was painted by a Belgium priest in 1920's. He told Bible stories in pictures o… read entire review
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