Last days on Kauai, first day on Hawaii (the Big Island)
Friday, after I did a little bit of work, we decided to just relax and hang around the resort all day. We just laid by the pool, relaxed in the Jacuzzi. We missed almost the whole Monk marathon on USA. We went back to Paradise Grill, the closest restaurant to the resort and so far my favorite place we have eaten. Had fresh grilled Ahi with this cold slaw they make that has a mild ginger background flavor. The seasoned fries are great, too. Continue reading Last days on Kauai, first day on Hawaii (the Big Island)
Then we decided to just drive around. We headed out on the shortest of the highways, stopped and took some pictures. Went briefly to a lava boulder beach, Mahukona Beach Park. Continue reading Big Island, Hawaii
You might be surprised to see so many cowboy things on the Big Island of Hawaii. But, Hawaii had cowboys first. Really.
Captain George Vancouver gave Kamehameha I a gift of cattle in 1793. The king put a kapu on them. It was criminal to kill them. So the herd grew. And grew.
These are not the pretty cows you might see at a dairy. These were descendants of the cows that had survived and bred in the American west. Tough ornery longhorns. Continue reading Paniolos, Hawaiian Cowboys