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May 2, 2018 - Kailua-Kona to Hilo

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – USA chapter Hawaii has to say about Hilo: The modern history of the Big Island is a tale of two cities – Kailua-Kona and Hilo – which represent the island’s split personality: West Hawaiʻi and East Hawaiʻi. During the 19th century, Hilo emerged as the more important commercial harbor. The Hamakua Coast railroad connected Hilo to the island’s sugar plantations, and its thriving wharves became a hub for agricultural goods and immigrant workers. By the 20th century the city was the...

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May 18, 2013 - Back to Kealakekua

Saturday, May 18th -- It was raining quite hard when we woke up. The rain only let up occasionally during our last hour at Hale Ohana. We were happy to be going back to the dry side of the island. Remarkably, my ankle was as strong as if it had not ever been sore. Hooray! The pre-arranged plan for today was to arrive at our friends' house (again) before noon so we could go with them to pick up their high school pal flying in from California and then meet more high school friends for pupus at Huggos. First, though, was our obligatory stop...

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Jan 31, 2011 - South Point, Black Sand Beach and the Coffee Farm

Both cars were going south for the day. We looked at going to the lava flow and Hilo but it is a 12-14 hour day of mostly driving and it is not worth it to us on this trip. We feel a better plan would be another trip and stay in Hilo overnight to break up the driving and have more time to see the sights along the route. Chey rode with the Schmiedt’s so the 3 grandkids could be together. They went to the Greenwell Coffee Farm, toured the farm, and met several chamelions that live in an Avocado tree. Carl is the head chamelion and is...

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