Published: February 6th 2009January 14th 2009
The Hilo Farmer's Market
Del , Jane & John at Farmer's market
Today was our major field trip day with stops at Hilo farmer's market, Akaka Falls, Honoka'a where we had lunch. We went to a restaurant called Tex Drive In and had a wonderful salad-sandwich lunch with delicious donut desert.
We also learned what a "Loco Moco" is: (a pile of rice, then hamburger patty or any kind of meat you want including Spam slice, a fried egg, and brown gravy over top) ACH! A cholesterol night-mare or dream depending on how you look at it!
Our next stop is Waipi'o Overlook, and then Pu'ukohola Heiau. We met John Young at the Heiau and he told us about King Kamehameha I and building of the Heiau and surrounding events-politics, battles , etc. It was all very impressive!
We returned to our hotel singing together in our van, rested, and had dinner. After dinner Susan gave us an overview of tomorrow and she sang a chant to Pele - Goddess of Volcano- for good weather to see the lava flow tomorrow evening. Sounds exciting - right ?
There are more photos below