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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Wendy Cevola 11/20/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, Discovery in a lava field.
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Wendy Cevola 11/20/17 Day Six on the Big Island of Hawaii Hilo side, Discovery in a lava field.
danlovestikis
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MaukaHale when you turn off the highway to go to the Fairmont Orchid there is a place called Shops at Mauna Lani.
Coupons for the 4D rides came off a map we were given at the Enterprise car rental. The coupon for Tommy Bahamas can be asked for at the shirt shop. The restaurant is on the floor above. So each time we asked for a coupon and then went up to lunch. I always go through the coupon books from the airport or hotels too.

Wendy
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Day 6 includes packing our suitcases to leave the dry Kona side of the island and to drive for 2 hours to reach the Hilo tropical side of the Big Island of Hawaii.

We sat down for breakfast and looked left to where our dream room was located just on the other side of these tropical plants.


Our last terrific breakfast that we will miss.


We got into the car and headed off between two volcanos on a road that wasn't there 12 years ago. This is the shortest route and it was a wonderful new road with lava flows on each side. I stopped the car after the first hour to stretch and to take photos.


SHOCKER!!! As I took my photos I saw an area that had caved in and just beyond, can you see it?


A ceramic FU dog.


Of all the places along the road I could have stopped and I found a special place.


Because the lava had already caved in I used my zoom to get these photos. I just hope that it wasn't there because someone had fallen into this crater. There were no markings on the road and nothing else just the dog. We left it in peace.


We continued our drive and the closer to Hilo we got the more tropical the landscape.


There was still lava but now


flowers were blooming through it.


We arrived in downtown historical Hilo. It hasn't been kept up. Empty storefronts and our favorite hippy restaurant


is now Cronies and a sports bar.


Hamburgers and sandwiches.


Now it was time to travel to our next hotel.


We used the GPS and it led us to registration. We parked and I went to check in.


However as I got closer I could see a chain link fence and looking past it a deserted building. OH OH.


However right next door was the NEW lobby and we checked in.


I knew that we were going for the ultimate hotel to an older one so I chose a room with an ocean view.


From the balcony we would watch the changes in the days go by.


This day has just begun, more tomorrow. Wendy

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