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Hawai’ian Holiday Part 3: No Muppets or Turtles, but Lizards, Tiny Pineapples, and Delicious Donkey Balls! April 10, 2015

Filed under: culture,Life tales,photography,Travel — lizardesque @ 12:57 pm
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On Saturday morning, it was time to pack up and leave the condo in Pāhala and head off toward the next place we would be staying, with several stops along the way, of course. The first was St. Benedict’s, also known as the painted church of South Kona. Although we had high hopes of encountering Muppets there, alas, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem were nowhere to be found.

The Painted Church

The Painted Church

Aptly Named

Aptly Named

Our next stop was Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Park (also known as the Place of Refuge). We had designs on seeing some sea turtles there, but our hopes were dashed for the second time that day. However, we were advised as to the appropriate course of action should we encounter turtles. Good to know.

Do Not Disturb!

Do Not Disturb!

Despite the lack of turtles, the park was lovely, and we found lots of other critters to look at in the tide pools there. Coral and urchins and fish, oh my!

Coral

Coral

Lurkin' Urchin

Lurkin’ Urchin

Fishies

Fishies

LizTiki

Tiki Selfie

Lava Rocks and Palm Trees

Lava Rocks and Palm Trees

Later that day we stopped at Greenwell Farms for a tour and some coffee sampling. We heard all about the process of coffee production from farm to cup. Then we sampled more coffee. We also learned that baby pineapples are really freakin’ adorable. And of course, we sampled a little more coffee. And we saw chameleons, which provided us with the opportunity to employ some of our recently bottlecap-acquired Hawai’ian vocabulary, which is exciting in and of itself but even more so when you’re hopped up on coffee.

Squee!

Squee!

Mo'o

Mo’o

Once we were well caffeinated, we figured what better than some sugar?! We easily satisfied our cravings and got in a good deal of giggling at the Donkey Balls store. These delicious treats consist of macadamia nuts encased in a thick sphere of chocolate and come in many varieties, including salty balls, dirty balls, blue balls, and balls of fire.

DonkeyBalls

Dare I say we had a ball here?

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One Response to “Hawai’ian Holiday Part 3: No Muppets or Turtles, but Lizards, Tiny Pineapples, and Delicious Donkey Balls!”

  1. […] from the requisite wine and cheese (and OK, also coffee and Donkey Balls), the one thing that Rachel was intent on having during this trip was banana pancakes. I cannot […]


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