Erin and Andrea having a picnic while watching a sunset at Kohanaiki Beach Park.

Kona, HI

After kauai, we visited the big island of kona. Kona is markedly drier than Kauai, and it shows. (Never mind that it rained nearly as much when we were there.) Kona is also famous for the Ironman world championship.

But we did not come here to to run any triathlons. Instead, we were here to visit a dear friend who used to live in Fort Collins. It would be accurate to describe the three days in Kona as Adventures with Erin.

Much of what we did with her is in the photos below. Fun times!

Erin and Andrea having dinner at Island Lava Java in Kona.
Erin and Andrea having dinner at Island Lava Java in Kona.
We went snorkeling at Two Step.
We went snorkeling at Two Step.
Andrea and Felix with a statue in Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.
Andrea and Felix with a statue in Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.
More wooden statues at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.
More wooden statues at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park.
Erin and Andrea having a picnic while watching a sunset at Kohanaiki Beach Park.
Erin and Andrea having a picnic while watching a sunset at Kohanaiki Beach Park.
A beach within 200 meters of the official swim start of the Ironman Triathlon Championships at Kona.
A beach within 200 meters of the official swim start of the Ironman Triathlon Championships at Kona.
Felix and Andrea at a Waipio Valley lookout.
Felix and Andrea at a Waipio Valley lookout.
Felix and Andrea at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park.
Felix and Andrea at Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park.
Erin holding a GoPro at Laupahoehoe.
Erin holding a GoPro at Laupahoehoe.
The ocean at Laupahoehoe.
The ocean at Laupahoehoe.
Felix doing tree pose in front of some rocks and the ocean at Laupahoehoe.
Felix doing tree pose in front of some rocks and the ocean at Laupahoehoe.
Erin on a rocky coast at Laupahoehoe.
Erin on a rocky coast at Laupahoehoe.
Felix shooting a flat blue basketball at Laupahoehoe.
Photo by Andrea
Felix shooting a flat blue basketball at Laupahoehoe.
A Stranger Things-looking tree at Laupahoehoe.
A Stranger Things-looking tree at Laupahoehoe.
Akaka Waterfall at Honomu.
Akaka Waterfall at Honomu.
A duck behind me at Wailoa River State Park in Hilo.
A duck behind me at Wailoa River State Park in Hilo.
Andrea and Erin entering Kaumana Cave.
Andrea and Erin entering Kaumana Cave.
Felix and Andrea making an alligator shadow in Kaumana Cave.
Felix and Andrea making an alligator shadow in Kaumana Cave.
Erin and Andrea at Waialea Beach.
Erin and Andrea at Waialea Beach.
We stopped during a drive back to Erin's house to watch a sunset in Kona.
We stopped during a drive back to Erin's house to watch a sunset in Kona.