Trip to Waikoloa Village on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii -- November 2005.
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We stayed at the Paniolo Greens condos.  We were in the South Kohala district and close to the best public beach on the island, Hapuna Beach.
The condos were half way between the coast highway and Waimea, where the Parker Ranch is located.  While we were there, they celebrated the Kona coffee festival, an annual local event.  In the evening after the parade in Kailua, we went to a civic auditorium and enjoyed local talent, including taiko drums.

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Sandy enjoying breakfast 
on our patio or lanai.

We saw a rafter of
wild turkeys from the lanai.



Living room of condo

We saw dragon fruit at
the store,bought it and 
ate it for breakfast.  It was very sweet.


Inside of dragon fruit

We drove to Hilo to
see the farmers market.



Downtown Hilo, 
along the waterfront


We stopped at the NOAA
office in Hilo and learned 
about the geography of the
Hawaiin islands.

We saw these birds from
the balcony of our condo.  Pat
ran out to take closeups of
them, but they ran away.
I think they are gray frankcolins imported from India in 1958.

We went down to Kailua
town to see the Coffee Festival
parade and then went to see the
performances of local talent.

Coffee festival parade

Coffee festival parade


Yellow billed cardinals


Pat enjoying the
Holuakoa town coffee and art walk

Sandy and Pat in front of the UCC Coffee company booth.

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