It was a very long trip from Michigan. We had to be at the airport by 8:30 AM Monday the 20th for our first flight. There were two more flights, one out of Minneapolis and the last one out of L.A. which was five hours across the ocean. We flew into Kona at 5:30 PM Hawaiin time, 10:30 PM Michigan time.
The house we stayed in is in Waikoloa and this is the view we saw every morning looking off the deck/porch, which is called a Lanai.
Our first day of sight seeing we traveled up the North Western Kohala Coast. Our first stop was in Kapa'au where the original statue of King Kamehameha.1 stands. King Kamehameha.1 was born in North Kohala. King Kamehameha.1 conquered the Hawaiian Islands and established the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1810. I have decided to give you a history lesson along with the pictures.
We continued to travel up the Kohala coast from our first stop.
The waves were really high that evening.