Well we have officially made it to Hawaii! After all of our interesting adventures roaming coast to coast we landed on The Big Island. The only thing I can say is: "holy blue." I have never seen so much incredible, gorgeous, bright blue all around me. Cameron and I flew Hawaiian Airlines and had a great time. The flight was incredibly accommodating, serving us awesome complementary breakfast sandwiches, fruit, coffee, cookies and even Hawaiian rum punch! It was a great way to pass 6 hours and to top it off Cameron taught me how to play the card game Rummy. As tired as we were, we both managed to stay awake and enjoy each others company. Flying over the Pacific Ocean for hours I eventually spotted island.
So much blue
We landed in Honolulu and had a slight layover which entailed grabbing some food and boarding our next flight over to Kona. Cameron prepped me for Kona airport saying how small and unique it was compared to all of our enormous city ones I was familiar with. He sure wasn't exaggerating. The airport was all outdoors and once you walked off the plane everything you needed was right there in one location. Since Cameron's family was still on their way over from Maryland we got picked up by one of his dad's friends and had a great journey to the house. On the drive all I could look at was the lava covering the ground. I felt like I was on another planet. There was blue coastline on the left side of me that just went for what looked like forever and black lava rock surrounded by mountains on my right side. It was definitely a quick drive with everything to look at. We made our way to Kohala Ranch to unpack and rested for a little bit at the house before having to head back to Kona to grab the rest of the family. On the way to the airport we decided to kill time with food and shopping. We went to a village in Waikiloa on the way and had a great dinner at Three Fat Pigs right on the water enjoying local local beer, pork sliders and salad.
Happy to be in Hawaii
With satisfied stomachs we roamed around the shopping area checking out all the items we liked but couldn't quite afford. Cameron hung out in a Ukulele shop where he priced out certain Hawaiian ones made out of Koa wood. After no purchases we ended by grabbing some ice cream at the Marble Slab, except the slab was broken so it was kind of a fail ice cream trip anyway. We hopped back into the car and headed towards the airport. Cameron and I seem to luck out when it comes to time of day and travel. We are always around for the best view. I love sunsets so naturally when I saw the most gorgeous orange color over the Pacific I begged him to pull over for pictures. We had plenty of time to kill so we stopped by a scenic pull over and also investigated a state park that had a little beach. The sunset down by the water was fantastic and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect ending to a long (two time changes and 20 hours being awake) but incredible first day in Hawaii. Hang on for more Hawaiian adventures!
He likes pizza.