We had a nice, leisurely breakfast at the Seaside Bar and Grill (again) on Kuhio, just across the street from the condo. Had a very chatty waiter from south America who had an opinion on happiness being a state of mind. Had the $3.75 special again.
Back to condo to get packed, blog and read. Took a cab to the airport ($35) and checked in at Hawaiian Airlines for our flight to the Big Island, 40 minutes in duration. It is the 80th anniversary of the airlines today.
Once checked in and through security we came across this hula girl and band playing for the travellers.
We were on the left side of the plane so we had amazing views of Honolulu as we left and then the other islands as we flew over.
The Big Island looks flat and barren, covered in black lava rock from the air.
Landed and John went to get our luggage from the baggage claim.
Got our rental car and left the airport. As we left this was our view!
Checked into the Royall Kona resort where we are staying for 1 night. The grounds and lobby areas are nice, but the rooms could use some updating, however, it's only 1 night.
Time to go our for lunch, so we packed up the cameras and headed into Kona on foot. Stopped for lunch where we had sliders combo of kalua pig, chicken teriyaki and burger with a couple of Longboards. There was an amazing gecko who climbed up the railing beside our table, he had the bluest eyes ever!
Time to stroll back and decided to buy several pair of Crocs on the way. No, not the neon coloured ones, these are very tasteful.
And just think, it's only 4pm!! Will head out for mai tais and watch the sunset in about an hour or so!