Our last day in Hawaii. So sad! We had to pack up & move out of our rental house by 11:00 in the morning, but our flight home wasn’t until 9 at night! We had a lot of time for further exploring! And we made use of it!
Beautiful Bird of Paradise flower outside our vacation home!
First up was a Kona coffee farm!
The trees with flowers on them
A whole basket of coffee cherries! (The coffee is like the seed inside of the fruit)
The kids liked getting to meet the chickens!
The kids’ favorite part of the coffee farm was the dogs!!
Afterwards, we went to Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Park, also known as Place of refuge. Back in the day, when Hawaiians were killed for breaking the law, a person could come to this place where they would be kept safe!
Looking over the bay & towards some of the buildings
A replica of what the buildings would have been like
It’s hard to tell, but we got to see a Sea Turtle swimming around!
Two cuties! (Audrey had already gotten her Jr. Ranger badge, Ezra got his before we left!)
Next up, Micah wanted to visit Kealakekua Bay. It has historical significance because it is the place that the first Westerner, Captain James Cook, first landed in 1778.
The beautiful bay
An obelisk as a memorial to Captain Cook – we didn’t actually go out there, because you had to hike & it was about lunch time!
After a delicious barbecue lunch, we headed to the old airport, which has been turned into a park. It sounds funny, but it’s right along the ocean & has a great walking garden on the other side of the runway! It’s kind of fun! We let the kids run around & play and get out their wiggles since we had a long flight home!
We loved Hawaii & already hope to return at some point in the future! Thanks to my mom & dad for such a great experience!!!