Rainy day in Hilo

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We hopped on the plane early to arrive in Hilo. Of course, it is rainy when we landed so I grabbed my Dodge Caliber and headed to check in to the Hilo Seaside. Little did we know that it would not stop raining the entire time we were on the Big Island.

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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