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Maalehu Park

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  • Day7

    Punalu'u Bake shop

    November 23 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The most southern bakery in the USA! And dang it smelled good when we pulled in and opened the car doors. All the travel guides said stop here for sweet goodness. And it was. We got chocolate filled donuts (Malasadas) and a Bismarck and some bread pudding. Cinnamon buns were sold out. Have to come back.
    They have max weight allowed signs on their plastic chairs. Seems some people have come back too often.
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  • Day12

    Naalehu - Sweet bread and Burritos

    November 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nach einer guten Stunde sind wir in der südlichsten Gemeinde von den USA angekommen: Naalehu (vulkanische Asche). Es findet gerade so eine Art Trödelmarkt statt aber uns zieht es in die inselbekannte Bäckerei Punalu‘u. Bekannt für ihr Sweet Bread, das man auf der ganzen Insel kaufen kann. Am Eingang duftet es herrlich nach frisch Gebackenem - mmh 😋. Im Shop darf man die verschiedenen Sorten probieren. Es gibt z.B. lilafarbenes Brot (mit Taro) oder rosafarbenes (mit Guave) aber auch mit Apfel und Zimt. Wir entscheiden uns für das „Plain“ Bread und Markus nimmt sich noch ein Lillikoi glazed Malasadas (ähnlich wie glasierte Berliner) mit. Aber erstmal haben wir Lust auf ein richtiges Mittagessen. Gegenüber haben wir einen kleinen Taco Imbiss gesehen. Da schauen wir mal rein. Ist zwar nur ein kleiner Laden aber es wird alles frisch gemacht. Wir entscheiden uns für Burritos - ich für die vegetarische Variante und es gibt eine Lillikoi Limonade dazu. Alles sehr lecker 😋. Das Wort Lillikoi gefällt mir besser als die englische oder deutsche Bezeichnung. Daher heißt für mich jetzt die Maracuja bzw. Passionfruit nur noch Lillikoi 😁. Das nächste Ziel ist der Black Sand Beach - weiter geht es.Read more

  • Day14

    Punalu Sweat Bread

    August 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nachdem wir vom Southern Most Point zurück auf dem Highway 11 sind, folgen wir einem Tipp unseres Reiseführers und fahren zum nahegelegenen Punaluu Sweetbread.

    Hier gibt es für Hausers frische Malasadas und für Uscholds andere Essen. Die Empfehlung hat sich definitiv gelohnt. So gute (und gefüllte) Malasadas hatten wir noch nie.Read more

  • Day18

    Day 18- Volcanoes NP PT 2 to Hilo

    March 13, 2020 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 72 °F

    We said goodbye to Karen after Andrew and Dani both had a run. One last time we stopped at the black sand beach and it was a happy day for Larry! There were TWO sea turtles up on the beach, just chilling. Then we headed back to Volcanoes NP and did the same walks with Andrew and Dani that we did yesterday, and then drove down the volcano past vast "fields" of lava as far as we could see all the way down to the ocean. A powerful sight. It was cooler and cloudy today with light rain much of the day. 😕🌨️
    After the park we headed to Hilo where we checked into a very nice 2 bedroom home for our Air bnb for the next two nights. Had dinner at a Thai restaurant, picked up a few groceries and called it a day.
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    Emily Elisabeth

    Dad looks so happy!

    3/14/20Reply
     
  • Day15

    Day 15- Leaving Kona

    March 10, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 66 °F

    We checked out of our Kona resort, but grabbed a quick geocache right in front of the resort before leaving and turning south. We stopped by Shelley and Paul's place, less than 20 min down the road, to drop off a couple of things she had lined us. It was wonderful to see their gardens in the sunlight, with pineapples, bananas, medicinal Marijuana(!) and spend a little more time with them. Then we headed to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, or Place of Refuge, a national historic park. It had some thatched structures and a great wall of lava rock that was up to 12 ft tall and at least as wide. After doing the walk around the historic part, we also walked accustomed the lava beach in the park to a large tide pool and saw lots of beautiful tropical fish, without having to snorkel. Then walked to the picnic grounds and had a picnic lunch and enjoyed the beach. It was all lava rock, and a bit of a challenge to walk on, but the water was warm and the was also a great tide pool there. After a few hours there we headed on down the road toward our next destination. But first we got hungry so stopped at a local bar and grill for dinner - fish tacos again for Larry and seafood chowder for me. We both shared and had a good meal. Finally arrived at my cousin Karen's house (Shelley's older sister) where we are staying at her air bnb rental for the next three nights. It is an older house with a large living and dining room. Her gorgeous big house is on the same property. We had a nice visit on the deck with Karen and her husband Cliff before heading to bed.Read more

    Jill Clark

    I see it!

    3/11/20Reply
     
  • Day16

    DY 16- Na'ahelu

    March 11, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 70 °F

    Cousin Karen wanted to be a tour guide for us this morning. She picked a bunch of ti leaves for a project later. First stop was Punalu'u Bake Shop, amazing sweet breads and maladadas(Portuguese donuts) 🥯🥯😋😋. Will probably stop the again. Then we went to a farmers market/craft vendors in her town, it was nice and Karen knew most of the folks. We sat with a friend of hers while she taught me how to make a rope Lei out of the ti leaves picked earlier. Pretty neat craft, I liked how it turned out. Then we went a few more miles down the road to the famous black sand beach called Punalu'u, where green sea turtles are often on the beach lying in the sun. The black sand is really tiny beads of lava, it's really interesting. While no turtles were on the beach, we saw a lot of them swimming not far offshore. Pretty disappointing as we see turtle symbols everywhere and have yet to see a live turtle. Back to the air bnb for lunch. We relaxed a bit and wandered around Karen's beautiful tropical gardens. We decided to check back at the turtle beach but tide was coming in, waves were hight and no turtles on the beach, just swimming and popping up their heads to breathe. So we found a couple of geocaches nearby before heading to a local Cafe for supper. Hope we can see the turtles before we leave here.Read more

  • Day5

    Absolute soundproof Hostel at Main Str.

    October 9, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    One of the treasures of my accommodation booking skills. A good example of the Hawaiian window system using the glass lamellas. It is great for ventilation, well, when you are staying at the main street next to a gas station you might opt for some soundproofing too..
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    Jeden z pokladov môjho talentu pre rezervácie ubytovania. Veľmi dobrý príklad Hawajských okenných systémov s použitím sklenných lamiel. Je to úžasný systém pre ventiláciu, hmm, niekedy keď bývate na hlavnej ulici hneď vedľa čerpacej stanice by sa zišlo aj torchu odhlučnenia..
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