Honeymoon Part 4: Hilo

After getting into Hilo from Mauna Kea, we went sightseeing in the area.

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Sue and I in our Hilo hotel.
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Our hotel in Hilo had a great view of the bay.
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The hotel was called "Uncle Billy's". I tried to get a discount, since I am Uncle Billy, but they wouldn't go for it.
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There was a nice walk in the Akaka falls area, where we saw these flowers.
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Huge groves of bamboo were in the area.
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Some more banyan were here too.
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Kahuna Falls, which is very near to Akaka falls.
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Sue on the Akaka Falls trail.
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Some wild ginger.
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Akaka Falls.
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Me in the jungle.
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A strange looking flower. Maybe a banana?
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A garden we went to labelled this "Mickey Mouse Plant". At the time I wondered what it was called before 1930. Now I hear that this name is not correct, it is a variety of ginger instead, so the point is moot anyway.
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I'm pretty sure that these are Banana flowers.
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Some jungle plants. Still near Akaka falls.
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A small waterfall and a pool in the jungle.
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I liked this view of the stream going between two bamboo groves.
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I don't know what this waterfall is called. We just saw it from the road.
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The famous Uma Uma falls.
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Sue in front of Uma Uma falls.
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At the Uma Uma botanical gardens (still under construction), the cats and the peacocks get along pretty well together.
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This might be a passionflower. I was very impressed by it; the fibers coming out of the center, the two rings (stamens? pistils?), one with 5-way symmetry the other with 3-way...overall a really interesting flower.
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After Uma Uma, Sue and I went to Rainbow falls, which is in Hilo.
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Rainbow Falls again.
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There were lots of small waterfalls emptying into the lake under Rainbow Falls.
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When I heard it was called "Pee Pee Falls," I just had to go see it. OK, so it's actually called Pe`e Pe`e falls...close enough.
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I think that this place was called Leiwei beach.
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More of Leiwei beach. It was rocky and very pretty.
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