Pahoa Airbnb

The airbnb that I booked for us turned out to be absolutely perfect. It was located on Leilani Estates in the Puna district near the town of Pahoa. The hosts Robert & Konrad were very helpful and friendly, and checked in on us several times to make sure we had everything we needed. The house was stocked with every amenity you could think of – fresh eggs, bread, half & half, and chocolates waiting for us in the fridge; lots of fresh fruit in a bowl on the table with an open invitation to pick anything we’d like from the garden and fruit trees on the property; a juicer for fresh-squeezed orange juice; a blender for smoothies; a Keurig machine with a huge supply of K cups, as well as a drip coffee maker and French press; a fancy telescope to use out on the deck; an abundance of clean, white linens as well as beach towels for our use; snorkel equipment and headlamps; a high-efficiency washer & dryer; earplugs in case the frogs were too loud at night; and probably a bunch of other things I’ve already forgotten or didn’t use. Continue reading “Pahoa Airbnb”

Kona to Hilo

We left Mermaid Dreams on Boxing Day morning after another fabulous breakfast. We drove the Saddle Road to cross the island, which took us through a variety of landscapes – lava fields, ranch land, an Army training area and airfield, rainforest when we reached the Hilo side. We only stopped once for pictures, where I got this shot of Mauna Kea.

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