Eat well in Hawaii we did

Where are we going to eat? We faced that decision several times daily on our dream family vacation to Kona. Well, a few times we spared ourselves by shopping at the Sack and Save and munching sandwiches or salads at the suite at Kona By the Sea. George used his knife skills to treat us…

We feast all the way around at one heck of a luau

When my smart daughter Elisabeth when luau shopping for us online, she decided to go big. She selected the feast down the road from Kona By the Sea, at the big resort with trees that reminded me of a certain signature fruit. Did I mention that it was a huge party? There was seating set…

We find a place in Kona that drove us to drink beer

The first time we attempted to take the Kona Brewery tour, they wouldn’t let us in. It was before noon on a Friday and the darn thing was already sold out, said the woman at the welcoming hut. So my smart daughter Elisabeth went to their online site and secured us five for a day…

Let it flow, let it glow

Watching a live volcano at dusk has become a spectator sport at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We found a bit of a traffic jam at the top of the mountain, and a uniformed ranger with a lighted wand guided us into an unmarked spot at a way-corner of the big parking lot. The Jagger Observation…

Rocky mountain way

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an interesting place in our world. See something you want to see with a sign attached to it and you pull right onto the shoulder. No parking lot necessary. And so George Three listened to Scott’s veteran advice, and the five of us wandered on a lava rock bed.…

Now that’s a hole in the ground

When you get to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Hilo, you can drive around and split your attention on a wide variety of craters, lava rocks and, these days, the bubbling, live volcano that’s the center of attention. A stop at the Visitors Center and Scott’s advice helped us plan our agenda. This crater…