So. Day three. We've done and seen a lot, and now we arrive in Kona... Keauhou, where we are spending a week in an oceanfront condo, with a pool! and tennis courts! and snorkel gear! and this view! (Have I mentioned Airbnb? They are not paying me a dime to say nice things, I just happen to think they are pretty great.) Our place was genuinely ideal. Pretty, convenient, and look at this view! How close were we to the ocean? I could have flung a coconut into the Pacific, from the lanai.
One more plug for Scandinavian Shave Ice: They really are the best. This is not a snow cone. The ice is shaved, and at the perfect temperature to be like soft and fluffy snow. We diligently avoid artificial dyes, even making our own syrups at home, but this time we indulged and enjoyed all the wild flavors and colors... pineapple, li hing mui, lilikoi, strawberry, raspberry, lime, and Alex added mochi. Ono!
Kayaking~ Kailua-Kona and the King Kamehameha Beach
And, on Aloha Friday, lunch at the Kona Inn~