Honeymoon Part 1: Kona

Sue and I went to the big island of Hawaii for our honeymoon. We started out in Kona, which is on the West coast of the island.

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The view from our first hotel, the King Kamehameha in Kona.
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Sue had trouble getting up the first day.
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The area North of Kona was on old lava flow, where it was too dry for plants to grow over the lava.
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We went to Waikoloa beach, one of the better beaches on the Big Island.
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Here we are, standing in a palm grove growing near the beach.
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Lots of the trees in Hawaii were blooming.
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We visited the Waikoloa Hilton (but did not stay there). It was an incredibly huge place. This picture was taken from the boat ride that travels between the different buildings in the hotel complex.
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This bird was living on an island in the Hilton hotel complex.
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Still in the hotel, we found a nice hammock where we stopped to read for a while.
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Looking up from the hammock.
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I took this picture by holding the camera in one hand while we were in the hammock.
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There were lots of sculptures on the Hilton grounds, including this Buddha.
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There was a dolphin show that they put on there.
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Sue drinking her first Mai Tai in Hawaii.
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Bill drinking his first Blue Hawaiian.
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Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a picture of a dolphin when it's in the air?
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I did a little bit better this time, but still not very good. Those dolphins are fast!
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Our first sunset in Hawaii!
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Another picture of the sunset.
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Sue with the sunset.
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Both of us with the sunset.
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Sue found something on the beach.
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The next day we went snorkeling. It was incredible; I saw lots of fish, including a moray eel, some huge blueish fish, and this turtle. I first saw him swimming around, but later he climbed up on shore for photos.
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A close-up of the turtle.
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The beach where we went snorkeling. There were lots of shallow coral reefs, filled with fish, which was perfect since we were just beginners.
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Sue getting ready to snorkel.
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Sue again.
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After snorkeling we went to another beach. We only waded here though.
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In Kona there were these huge Banyan trees. We took this picture before leaving for Waimea.
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