Monday, December 17, 2012

Tourist Mode

Prior to the Honolulu Marathon, we were in Tourist Mode on the Big Island. Since we were only there for 5 days (and the Big Island is BIG), we stayed all 5 days at Arnott's Lodge in Hilo, on the Windward side. Doug Arnott runs a very, very, clean, quiet, and affordable lodge. Yes - he is THAT Arnott - of the Tim Tam cookie family.
The lodge is .25 miles from a small wading beach, 1 mile from this beach - Carlsmith Beach, and 2 miles from the blacksand beach with the Honus - green sea turtles.
What is a trip to Hawai'i without shave ice?
Hilo has the BEST farmer's market. On Wednesdays and Saturdays the farmer's market has over 200 vendors, selling fruits and flowers, pearls and Aloha shirts. I bought these anthuriums to take back to Oahu for my aunt.

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