Rainy day in Hilo
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December 12th, 2007 – by: crystalware
After we checked we made the short drive down Banyan to the Lili`uokalani Gardens. This Japanese-style garden was so beautiful, even if we were walking in the rain. There was a bridge that crossed to Coconut Island which would have been an excellent place for a picnic.
Afterwards we drove to visit the Pacific Tsunami Museum in downtown Hilo. The museum is a non-profit that serves as a living reminder of the travesty that has occured repeatedly in Hilo and around the islands from tsunami's. It was a very interesting place to visit. The photos on the walls told stories of those who suvived disaster after disaster. It is a great place to learn the history of Hilo Town.
Because of the rain we decided to take a drive along with coast when we came across Akaka Falls State Park. The park is about 3 miles outside of Hilo. Wowza! The rainfall had dealt this waterfall a pretty good hand. The mass amount of water plunged over 400 feet to a stream below surrounded by lush green folliage. It was just stunning, even in the rain :)
By this time we were rather hungry so we made our way back into town to grab dinner.
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