Kona . . . this visit was a drive down memory lane. Our first time here was in 1981. Back then there were no traffic signals or Costco. Today we were off the ship via tender before nine a.m. Cousins MaryBeth and Wendy were waiting at the dock to pick us up. It was so fun to get to spend the day with them. I hadn’t seen MaryBeth since they moved here in 2012.
We drove to the Captain Cook Monument, City of Refuge, and Painted Church. When we got back closer to town, we stopped so I could take a photo of the Kona Billfisher, where we’d stayed on our first trip here.
Poke bowls and MaiTai’s for lunch at Umagies was ono! (delicious). Thankfully there were items on the menu that MaryBeth and Wendy liked too!
We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the sights of the Kona area again and are so glad we’ll be back in March for another visit!
We made it back to the ship in time for Happy Hour with new friends, Tim and Lynn, followed by dinner in the Lido. We didn’t finish in time for the show, so we watched the movie, “Downsizing.” It has quite an interesting concept! After three ports in three days, we’re ready for some vitamin sea!