Wednesday Dec 14
Today we decided that we would drive to the north side of the island, which is supposed to have beautiful valleys and waterfalls. On our way there we stopped at a historical area with old huts and tide pools. We let the kids get out and stretch their legs all while we learned about the mass graves in the area. After that we attempted to visit a massacre sight, but never made it all the way. Even though we didn’t make it the views from the most northern point of the island were amazing. Then we moved on to the next and last sight of the day. We made it to Pololu trail, where we hiked down the valley to a beautiful black sand beach. Liam had the best time playing in the water and sand. The sand itself was so soft, which I really wasn’t expecting. My hike up was a little harder then my hike down since this time I had Liam in the backpack. I have to say that I was quite tired when I was finished, but that is was really fun to hike him up. Since it was getting late we decided to head to Weimea, which is the ranching area on the big island. There we had grass feed, local ingredient hamburgers and milkshakes before we headed back to Kona. It was a long day, but the different ecosystems where really fun to see, and Liam was amazing, he never cried in the car, but as soon as we were parked he would say “all done” to let us know that he was ready to get out.