2013 Trip Two, Day 18, Big Island, Feb 25th

Mural in lobby of hotel

Mural in lobby of hotel

Beach and bay at Courtyard, Kamehameha heiau in background

Beach and bay at Courtyard, Kamehameha heiau in background

sunset dinner

sunset dinner

A day of relaxation.

Deb and Rebecca went up to Hapuna Beach, about 30 miles north of Kona.  They swam and relaxed on this beach recommended by Dr.  Beach.

Sarah and Sarah went to the beach at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, right next to the Place of Refuge national historical park.  They snorkeled and swam and  relaxed.

Chris and Ed stayed at the  hotel and did the pool, beach and bay.  They also heard a 30 minute presentation about the historical significance of the hotel, its origins, and its ties to King Kamehameha (after all it is the Courtyard King Kamehameha).  It did suffer damage from the tusnami caused by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Fortunately the bad incident helped generate a number of improvements to the hotel.  The hotel  acts as a repository of Hawaiian native artifacts and paintings.

We gathered for our last family dinner in Kona.  Off to Volcanoes National Park Tuesday am.

Ed Heimel and Chris Klejbuk Feb 25 9″45 pm

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