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Shopping day in Kona

The most Northern Tip
March 28, 2017
Kikaua Point Park Beach
March 30, 2017

After a couple of very big days driving all over the island we decided to do a bit of local shopping and beach time in Kona.

Kona is well know for its coffee, but also its awesome vintage shopping. Avoiding all the usual tourist shopping haunts we headed slightly south from our house and hit up a couple of great vintage stores.

The very first one we walked into we hit the hula jackpot, collecting some 50s Hula babushka dolls, a couple of old Hawaiian shirts for Michael and most excitingly - a perfect version of my hula salt and pepper shakers! The kids were very well behaved as we headed in and out of a couple of other places that had amazing rattan and plantation style furniture for next to nothing! We started planning how we could get it all home.

Before lunch Michael and I wanted to pop into the Hula Lamp store that I purchased a lamp from 8 years ago. It was still there selling the same stuff. I really wanted to buy an original lamp, but they were way to breakable to get home for the price.

The kids were getting really restless by this point so we headed to the Kona Brewing Co for lunch. Hidden away in an industrial estate it was actually really good.

After lunch we headed down to the Kahaluu Beach Park to see if we could spot some turtles. The swell was a little too large for snorkelling but the kids got in anyway.

We finished the day off sitting on our lani watching the sunset over Kona while the kids enjoyed the ruby red grapefruit we picked up the day before.


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