Monday, February 6, 2012

Kona, Hawai'i

After we left Maui we decided to go to Kona for some R&R. We had never been to Maui before so we drove our rental car everywhere to see the sights. When we arrived in Kona it was like coming home. We headed straight for the Costco+ to pick up supplies and headed over to our oceanfront condo where we set up camp


The temperatures were perfect, around the min 80's F and I staked out a place on the beach to watch the waves


This was the first time we stayed here, but we would stay here again in a flash. Our lanai looked right out at the ocean and we could hardly sleep as the waves were crashing all night. It was great


Our condo complex had a lobby which was open to the air, No walls ! And while we intended to utilize the facilities, we were too busy, perhaps next time


while I was laying down at the beach I was looking at what I thought was a rock, but it wasn't


It was a green Sea Turtle. I thought it was dead, but it wasn't


There are signs warning you to leave them alone and keep at least 20 ft away, but since I originally thought it was dead, I got closer than I should have . We did manage to go down to the tourist area to look around

(Ali'i Drive, the main street in Kona)

but decided it felt better to just relax at our condo, enjoy our view, and just relax for a day or so


The following video is a recap of our visit here, to Kona, HI


  1. Went to Hawaii to go shopping at ... Costco! Bob, Bob, Bob! :)
    Ah well, you got it right in that first pic. Lounge at the beach and let the tootsies feel the breeze!

  2. BlueKat:

    It sounds worse than it was. We went to get the cooked Prawns bathed in herbs that we had last time but they only have them on weekends. The also carry the Lanikai ukeleles, cheapest price on the Island, so we just had to check it out. We bought one on the way to the airport on our way home.

  3. Turtle! Looks like you interrupted their nap.

    The scenery looks so nice. You really had beautiful weather while there.

  4. Oh Hawaii I so wish to go back there.