We needed a break so Hawaii beckoned. Judy and I spent 10 glorious days on the Big Island near Kona with her sister Karen and husband Chuck. We flew from Philadelphia to Phoenix to Kona …. over 12 hours in the air. We usually travel to San Francisco, visit family then spend a few days in Hawaii … it kinda breaks things up, but a lowTravelocity fare and the opportunity to spend a few more days than usual overcame our resrvations about air time.
Karen and Chuck have a condo in Waikoloa on the naturally beautiful and lava blackened Big Island near the town of Kona, famous for its coffee grown above 1,000 feet elevation. The coffee is so good I have it shipped every other month from the Kona Blue Sky Coffee Co. Even with shipping, mailing it direct is cheaper than buying it at a mailand-side super market or specialty store.