Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 18 - Hanging Around The Condo

January 29, 2010 - Friday - Big Island

Today is our last full day on the islands before going home. We have accomplished everything we set out to do on our trip, so it is a good day to just relax. If anyone got short changed, it was Edel. She likes sunbathing at the pool and we haven't done much of that so far. Today and what we have of tomorrow are her days to enjoy. Sigrid spent a good part of today exploring the two shopping malls located on the resort property. I worked feverishly on photos for the blog (I got behind and am still catching up as I write this).

It is amazing to realize that this entire resort was once a vast lava field without any vegetation just a few years ago. Now it is a lush and luxurious resort with golf courses, exotic hotels, condos, shopping malls, restaurants, and lots of great landscaping. Hundreds if not thousands of Hawaiians have jobs thanks to this development and the tourists who come to enjoy the beauty of Hawaii and golf.
Here are a few more photos.

The condo had a nice bar & grill near the pool. We enjoyed a very leisurely lunch there. We could even watch whales from the restaurant.

Later that evening Sigrid and I returned to the shopping mall to get a little to eat. A local dance school was putting on a hula show with some of the students. Cute little girls danced their hearts out for the audience.

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