The white sand beach at Mauna Kea Resort. Rows of beach chairs lined closely together- not for me. Prefer our own beach at the rental house.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Big Island- volcanoes, beaches,luau
It rained almost daily the week that we were in Big Island, Hawaii. Kinda dampened the mood a little. Didn't get to see as much as I'd like especially the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Managed to walk the muddy trail of Kilauea Iki Crater, explored the Thurston lava tube and caught a glimpse of the lava flame at night. All done in the rain under shivering temperatures and freezing winds. We were in t-shirts and shorts as we started out from the northern part of the island where the temperature was in the 80's F. By the time we reached the park, temperatures had dropped into the 40's. Ended up having to buy long sleeve shirts from the gift shop. Should have listened to myself when I had originally planned to stay a night at the park but, vetoed by my husband. It took us 7 hours to get to the park as we're making stops along the way and another 2.5 hours back to the house.
Par 3 of Mauna Kea Golf Course. The kids did nine holes on the lovely course. We kinda got lost on the way back and wandered into the next door Hapuna Prince Golf Course.