What an amazing place! Kona, or The Big Island, has an active volcano. It's not like the other islands that I've been to, because it is all lava rock! It is very dark, but very beautiful and untouched. I've never seen anything like it.
After an 18 hour day of travel, I finally made it! And, I found a very, very sick hubby. Apparently, many of his coworkers got a horrible virus and had the on staff doctor busy as could be. I felt just terrible for him. He spent a good amont of our trip coughing, fighting a fever and sleeping. Poor guy. Thankfully, I'm okay on my own, so I entertained myself just fine.
Each morning I woke up for the sunrise, and walked a couple miles to the market where I had fresh fruit and coffee for breakfast, and stocked up on juice, water and snacks for the day. I loved starting my days that way. Then I would take hubby his fruit and head down to the pool or the beach. It was so nice to relax, take naps, and read. I read three books!! I haven't read a book in forever!
This trail, The Kings Trail, was made out of lava rock. It goes all the way across the island. Isn't it amazing? I went a couple of miles in each direction...it's a rough hike! I just love the idea of the thousands of people over hundreds of years that traveled on this trail.
We went to Roy's for my birthday dinner. It was amazing, as always. Last year, for my 30th birthday, we went to Roy's in Las Vegas. This year, Hawaii. I love birthdays!!!
My parents treated us to a sunset dinner at KPC, the best dining on the island. They always know the greatest things to do.
Now we are home, and back to reality! At least we are well rested and super tan!