Thursday, August 18, 2011

island road trip

we may live on an island, but it's a big one. the island changes vastly from the east side to the west side. from here to there, and everywhere in between it is really pretty amazing. did you know that if measuring from the bottom of the ocean to the peak, mauna kea volocano is the tallest mountain in the world, measuring more than 33,000 feet! it's above sea altitude is 13,796 feet, ranking it up there with some of the biggest mountains in the united states. we really live on a big gigantic volcano. is this as fascinating to you as it is to me? i hope so.

okay, that was my geology rant for the day, maybe my husband is rubbing off on me. we wanted my aunt to see as much of the island as possible, so we took a weekend road trip to kona. it was a very busy and fun weekend filled with island flair. we drove around the south side of the island, soaking up the beauty along the way.

first stop: whitting beach park for a
picnic lunch, turtle spotting, and lava rock throwing.


stop two: the painted church for some, um Jesus!
this little church packs some amazing history, you should read about it!

stop three: greenwell farms coffee tour for some, 100% kona coffee tasting,
cat snuggles, and learning about the art of coffee growing and roasting.


stop four: the kona brewing company. need i say more?

stop five: keauhou bay resort for some
fruity drinks, floating, and swimming pool fun!

for some, lunch, shopping, and napping.

stop six: kahalu'u beach park for some
snorkeling, snorkeling, and some more snorkeling.



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