Dean and Melinda came to get us Sunday afternoon to visit the town of Hiwa and the statute of King Kamehameha. Kamehameha, known as "the stone crab", is reponsible for conquering Hawaii and establishing it as a kingdom. Along with his statues - this one overlooking Hilo Bay - he graces the state quarter of Hawaii. Behind him on the right is the state flag of Hawaii.
ʻea Wohi o Kaleikini Kealiʻikui Kamehameha o ʻIolani i Kaiwikapu kaui Ka Liholiho Kūnuiākea. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it!
We headed to the westernmost end of the Big Island to Pololu Valley, site of a rainforest. Wow. That's the only word necessary.
A few days later, our group was on the other end of the Pololu Valley at Waipi'o Lookout.
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