There’s an attitude you feel while walking around Kona.
Sure, Ali’i Drive is set up for shopping.
Tourists are more than welcome to buy and dine.
We walked, too, my dear wife Karen, terrific daughter Elisabeth and fantastic significant George Three and I. Every dang day of the family reunion and dream vacation.
I noticed George noticing with a very keen eye.
We both took interest in this tree placed in the middle of an outdoor shopping square that had one side on the drive and another on the harbor.
Karen’s brother Scott figured it was a fig.
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George and I both fell in love with a behemoth we spotted on the main drive.
People watching provided a thrill, too. Karen suggested I catch the kid with the pineapple dress.
Our first full day, the Pride of America loomed large in the harbor. We knew that meant an additional bounty of tourists who’d taken the tender boats for a day of visiting before the Norwegian cruise took off to continue its path among the islands and ports. Conversations with towns folk told us that the ship came in only Wednesday.
We figured the people fishing on the harbor wall on the sea side of Ali’i Drive made more regular visits.
They made for a great addition to the lively landscape of the vibrant drive.
Tomorrow: A pair of Farmers Markets
9 thoughts on “There’s plenty to see while walking around Kona”
i love all of the color, the life, the trees, the people ! you are all great observers –
Thanks, Beth. I am so happy to share this place with my friends all over our world.
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I’m so in love with that tree.
I know, MBC! Imagine how everything else grew and evolved around it. 😮
Have you seen the Angel Tree in South Carolina? I thought the same thing when I saw it.
I have not yet had the pleasure, MBC. On my list now, though.
I love that tree MBM. I hope you see it. I know you will love it. 🙂
Hello Mark – It’s a vibrant post. When I read “feel the roots” I indeed felt the atmosphere. “Please spill your food and drink outside” had me laugh, but it also communicated how one must maintain the sanctity of a gorgeous location. The fig tree is beautiful yet mysterious.
Thanks for dropping by to share your thoughts on this visit to Kona, Mahesh. It’s a great place for sharing a taste of the culture.
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