|Living in Kailua-Kona (standard:travel stories, 471 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Mar 15 2013||Views/Reads: 1180/748||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Living in Kailua-Kona, the dry west side of the Big Island is in total contrast to extreme wet southeast Puna district. It is almost living in a different country.|
Living in Kailua-Kona Subba Rao Living in Kailua-Kona on the Leeward side of the Big Island Hot and dry sometimes with volcanic gasses flowing from the nearby volcano Everyday 75◦F ±5 Rain never in the forecast Ali'i Drive runs north and south along the sea wall At the south end was Keauhou shopping center At the north end Courtyard King Kamehameha's beach, the calmest tiny beach on the island In between south and north ends, crowded magic white sand beach and Kahaluu beach known for tide-pools Bougainvillea, Plumeria and Hibiscus are common sight and so as spectacular sun sets along the sea wall Big waves constantly crash onto the sea wall spreading mist around Restaurants and gift shops galore on either side of Ali'i drive Bucket full of Boat Trash is best on the menu at Babba's Gump seafood restaurant Huggo's on the Rock is good for steaks. Island Lava Java always crowded more for scenery than food Thai Rin serves good Thai food Lulu's eat, swill and chill Bongo Ben's Island Cafe Humpy's Big Island Alehouse Fish Hopper, Falafel World and Killer Fish Taco are good eateries to visit ABC stores are like Seven Elevens stores Tourists walking up and down along the sea wall with wow expression at the crashing waves taking photos Japanese tourists walk cautiously with curious look Jolly good tourists from mainland always looking for good place to eat Petite women perform Hula dance moving slowly for Polynesian music Sitting on the sea wall a man regularly weaves hats with coconut leaves to sell. Another man makes walking sticks out of tree limbs. A woman with lost mind walks fast collecting waste paper as precious was a sad sight Hippies with their pet dogs following were always looking for free smoke A heavy set scantily clothed six-foot brown skin man slowly walks up and down along the sea wall holding a brass cross with his hand stretched out seeking something Kona coffee grown at a farm owned by the granddaughter of Ferrari auto magnet is sold for $20 per pound at a roadside kiosk Click here to read the rest of this story (25 more lines)
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