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Went to the Big Island of Hawaii. You should go!!


By timab2000

7 months ago



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    #1 7 months ago

    Hey I know this has nothing to do with pinball, but I wanted to let anyone who is thinking about going there for a vacation, but was worried about the volcano and wasn't sure whether to go or not...I say GO!!

    I stayed down in Captain Cook, which is south of Kona, in my vacation rental and had a killer time. Since the volcano has stopped flowing lava and there has been a couple of hurricanes blow by, it has blown all the bad air, or VOG as they call it, away from the island. The views were amazing and the sky was more clear than I have ever seen it.

    We even went over to the other side of the island, Hilo, where is was supposed to be all flooded, at least that is what the fake news said, and everything was fine. You could not tell anything had happened. Even when up to the telescope on Mauna Kea 13700 ft elevation and checked that out too. Pretty cool.

    So if you are thinking about going there, Go!! You'll have a great time I know we did.

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    #2 7 months ago

    beautiful. The only thing holding me and the wife from going is how long the dang flights are. basically lose 2 days for flying.

    #3 7 months ago

    We just went there for two weeks in July. We had a great time but it was really humid. Vog didn't bother us at all. Best things we did were Ziplining in Kohala in the trees and the Kohala log flumes. They were great.

    #4 7 months ago

    Yea it took us about 16 hrs from Iowa to get there and almost 21 to get back. Lots of time lost due to lay overs coming back.

    #5 7 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    So if you are thinking about going there, Go!! You'll have a great time I know we did.

    Quoted from timab2000:

    at least that is what the fake news said, and everything was fine.

    #6 7 months ago

    Unfortunately all the bad doom and gloom news coverage really hurt the local economy. Even the local Honolulu stations were over dramatizing everything.

    But things are coming back and hopefully when the word gets out, more folks will what to go.

    #7 7 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Unfortunately all the bad doom and gloom news coverage really hurt the local economy. Even the local Honolulu stations were over dramatizing everything.
    But things are coming back and hopefully when the word gets out, more folks will what to go.

    That's what they were saying but in Kona it was crowded as hell. We had a hard time getting into restaurants unless we made reservations.

    #8 7 months ago
    Quoted from jhanley:

    Kona it was crowded as hell

    Was there a cruise ship there when you were there? That can really make it very busy on that end of Alli Dr. It can get hot and humidity in July and August especially if you stay close to the coast. Our house is at 1000 ft elevation so it is not too bad year round.

    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Was there a cruise ship there when you were there? That can really make it very busy on that end of Alli Dr. It can get hot and humidity in July and August especially if you stay close to the coast. Our house is at 1000 ft elevation so it is not too bad year round.

    No. For some reason the cruise ships were avoiding Kona because of the Vog. The Vog didn't bother my family at all .

    #10 7 months ago

    It never seems to bother me at all either. I guess some people have a hard time with it, but it's all gone now which is good.

    #11 6 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Unfortunately all the bad doom and gloom news coverage really hurt the local economy. Even the local Honolulu stations were over dramatizing everything.
    But things are coming back and hopefully when the word gets out, more folks will what to go.

    It is funny. I was glued to those stations or whatever else I could find on youtube. There were quite a few of those stations capitalizing on the lava flow. And then the lava stopped. And now those stations are struggling to stay relevant. They have al resorted to click-baiting to try and get viewers to watch. And there is nothing to see.

    #12 6 months ago

    I went in June. Awesome trip. A few highlights

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    #13 6 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    is was supposed to be all flooded, at least that is what the fake news said, and everything was fine.

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    #14 6 months ago

    We were there before the eruptions last February. It was an amazing place to visit! We stayed about twenty minutes from Kona and about 1000 ft above sea level. Here was a picture of our view.

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    #15 6 months ago

    Only a 6 hr. flight from Alaska.

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