This is the reason why we used Hilo airport even though our hotel was the other side of the island. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. It was not a great weather, but it seems this side(Hilo side) of the island is usually not sunny as the other side(Kona side).
This is a HUGE park, so basically we drove all around. First point, we stopped at Jaggar Museum where we could also see the Volcano steam.
It was freezing there!!!
Then we went to Lava Tube, which we walk into the rain forest to get to this cave made by lava.
It was SPOOKY! Haha.
Then we drove around the whole park, stopped here n there, and took some pics.
It wasn’t a great day, but we could still see this huge, wild, historic, amazing, great nature. The view from the ocean side of the park was so amazing… It was like a scene from some movies, or we time-tripped to long, long, long time ago…
We had only 3 days on this island… It’s still in same Hawaii islands, but this Hawaii Island had a totally difference face compare to Oahu. We enjoyed 120%, n also learned how great this planet is…
By the time we got to the airport, kids were exhausted…
We definitely wanna come back to this island. I strongly recommend to you all for the family vacation. I mean Oahu is fun, but the Big Island… Hawaii Island is a wonderful place for families to spend their quality time!
This is the end of our vacation to the Big Island 2010, but it’s definitely… to be continued!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It was really heart breaking… We didn’t wanna leave this place at all!
So we didn’t leave until last minute, which their check-out time was noon, so we walked around…lol *John was exhausted from all playing n sun burn…lol
We had breakfast at this cereal-2-go place(I forgot the name of this store). Well of course kids loved it!
Then it was time to leave… Aww…
Well, we still had a plan for this day. We promised to ourselves that we will come back here again, n we left this paradise…
Now, let’s hit the road n drive back to Hilo side!
…to be continued.
Yep. I was too excited, n I woke up when outside was still dark…lol I even tried to go back to sleep, but nope, couldn’t sleep! So I was waiting n waiting… Around 7am, ok, now I can wake them up, maybe?
This morning, we went to the breakfast buffet. I love breakfast buffet! It feels a lot like a vacation, right? Especially, this gorgeous hotel! Gotta have one!!
They had all kinds… really! Other than regular breakfast thing as bacon, egg, toast, cereal, waffle, muffins, sausage, potatoes, salads n fruits… they had all kinda pastries, they even had some Japanese breakfast as rice, miso soup, salmon, oshinko(Japanese Pickles) n sea-weed… They make omelet as you like, right there too. Unfortunately I was too busy eating n forgot to take pictures…lol
Went back to the room n change to the bathing suits again… N the day 2 activity, we started with Pedal Boat on Lagoon Beach. According to my hubby, this Lagoon Beach in Hilton Waikoloa Village is the biggest man-made lagoon in the U.S. Besides enjoying as regular beach, you can snorkel, kayak n stuff. We picked Pedal Boat.
We could see a lot of sea creatures in the water… Again, thanks to our water proof camera, we could take some pics in the water as well!
After the Pedal Boat, we hit the pool again. Kids love the pool!!! We really could stay all day in the pool, REALLY! Day 2, we bought a big turtle floating boat, so it was as twice as fun!
Michele needed some break… but John didn’t waste any time!
Daddy went to the big slide again…
n who’s foot is THAT!?
Then we went to the hot Jacuzzi!!
It actually felt so good on our sun burned skin… n we didn’t want to get out…lol
After we went back to the room, it was already time for dinner. We had dinner at Lagoon Grill which is right next by the Dolphin pool so we could see the dolphins swimming while we were eating… n food was very good too!
Yeah, look at those sun-burned face!! We enjoyed full 2days in Hilton Waikoloa Village, n still it was just not enough!! All we could talk about at this point is… we are going to save money n must come back, only it will be for at least a week next time!
…to be continued.