Sunday, June 05, 2016

Fun all across the island

This morning we hopped up and headed over to the other side of the island, near Hilo, to visit Botanical World Adventures. We got to see a gorgeous waterfall, wander through the beautiful gardens, and find our way out of a hedge maze. The kids and I also did the zipline tour, which allowed us the opportunity to experience the tropical forest in a more intimate and exciting way. We zipped down seven lines, through the trees and over a lovely stream. It was so much fun and really beautiful!

When we left the park, we drove along the Saddleback Road, which took us right by the Mauna Kea volcano, which is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from its true base under the sea. It was very foggy, but it was still awesome to behold the hulking mountain through the clouds.

Once we arrived back in Kona, we decided we really needed (wink, wink) to sip fruity little drinks while watching the sunset over the ocean. We had staked out a place yesterday when we were in town, so it was an easy choice. Fate was on our side, too, because we got a table as close to the water as you could get. It was such a lovely evening and a great end to a wonderful day!

Kamea Falls

Ready to Zip

Zipline Course

Botanical World Adventures Garden

Dinner at On the Rocks

As we were driving to Hilo, Ruth mentioned that Hawaii reminded her of Hong Kong, which reminds me: You still have time to leave a comment on my post from a few days ago for a chance to win a copy of my new geography workbook for kids about, you guessed it, Hong Kong.

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