Sunday, May 25, 2014

One Week on the Big Island

Not long enough, but quite wonderful...

Coconut Island- immediately after they landed in Hilo




Akaka Falls on a very warm morning



Jams at Mr. Ed's in Honomu



Hakalau- This bridge was originally the train trestle.





Mango daiquiris with our own mango purée 



Early morning on the Kona side-as seen from the chartered fishing boat we were on



Another sunrise shot on the boat



The first Ono/Wahoo he caught-about 20 pounds



His second catch-A 48 pound Ono!



The deck hand swiftly cut up our 70 or so pounds of fish



It was both adventurous and relaxing...



Besides catching it, he made the best sashimi ever-so incredibly fresh



He also dipped some in rice flour and fried it in coconut oil-my most favorite cooking oil



Daughter had to have a visit to Ken's House of Pancakes, of course.



Then a great walk at Carlsmith Beach Park, just past Richardson's.



It was gorgeous out there.



Another fine feast prepared entirely by our sweet guests.



Ready for grilling...



Ono in teriyaki marinade



Saying goodbye is so hard...



But they had a great visit.

10 comments:

JoJo said...

What gorgeous photos! Looks like a great time was had by all.

robin andrea said...

What a wonderful, loving journey you all had together. Beautiful.

Hattie said...

That is just...wonderful! I can't get over those fish!

Annie said...

If you'd have told me a few years ago that I could take pics like this with a cell phone I would have laughed.
We all had such a great time together. Thanks.

Annie said...

It really was,Robin. I miss my kids so much sometimes, but visits like this one help a lot. Hoping they can all be here together in September!

Annie said...

Wonderful, no doubt! We ate lots of fish before they left, shared bagfuls with neighbors and friends, and froze plenty for future enjoyment. Ono is my favorite, and this was the best I've had yet!

Tara Crowley said...

fabulous, wonderful, memorable. what an experience for all. That fresh raw fish -- omg. The beautiful faces of the kids, wow, just wow.

Annie said...

It sure was. So great, seeing my daughter and her boyfriend totally blissed-out here. Plus he can fish! And cook!

Kay said...

Awesome photos! We're going to be on the Big Island this summer. It'll be fun to visit some of those places. My brother is so jealous of that ono.

Annie said...

That's great, Kay. Seeing those Ono go from ocean to our table was a fantastic experience. Beautiful fish, and so delicious!