Location(s) – Mahukona Beach Park / Kailua-Kona (we did drive through Kawaihae briefly) – When – Sunday, august 06, 2017 – Time – Afternoon & into the evening / With – Mom, Dad, and Paul (Nick was with us for a short while, however he only went diving but did not come with us to Kona) / What we did – We took a great drive (seriously) to the other side of the island / Dad, Paul, and Nick went diving. I stayed in the car with mom and watched the ocean. After they went diving, Dad, Mom, Paul, and I went to Kailua-Kona to eat dinner.
Honestly, I had such an amazing time with my family (as I always do). I wouldn’t have spent my Sunday any other way. We left for Mahukona around 11 am but we also stopped briefly in Hilo; We filled up on gas for both of our vehicles (we took two because Nick was going to leave at 4 pm to drive back to Hilo, while we left for Kona) and got a few drinks for the road (yes, that means I got a mango white tea lemonade extra sweetened). We stopped one more time when we reached Honoka’a at Tex because we wanted haupia malasadas (omg, it was sooo good!). We then drove out to Mahukona, which is located in the middle of Kawaihae and Hawi; it’s off the coast. I actually sat in the car with mom, while Nick, Paul, and Dad went diving. I did want to go swimming and diving because the water was so perfect, however I also had a good time with mom while watching the ocean. Nick left around 4:30 pm to head back to Hilo because he had a party to go to, while we (Mom, Dad, and Paul) drove another hour into Kona. We went to Costco to see if they had a sashimi platter but the lines were so long we left. We then went to Ultimate Burger because Paul and Dad wanted a burger for dinner. In the meantime, Mom and I were going to have sushi at a place called Chirashi Sushi Don by Jiro, however it was closed. I also was going to have a boba tea nearby but that had just closed. We then decided to grab something to eat nearby Ultimate Burger. Mom had Genki Sushi and I had Panda Express, however Mom did get me this delicious unagi sushi. We all ate our dinner together in the car and then we headed back to Hilo. The sunset was beautiful with orange and pink hues; the last few photos (except for the very last photo) Paul took with my camera. Once the sun set and the night fell, it was cool and filled with glittering stars.
Camera used – Nikon Coolpix L840 / Editing – Fotor photo editor / I actually only edited a few photos by adjusting the curves, as well as saturation.