Meandering In Hilo

The farmers market wad great; lots of crafts and fruits and veggies. We bought stuff for lunch.
After that we tried researching genealogy at the Historical Records Office. It turned out to be the Mormon offices. They had computers and it was all free but We had to say a prayer and were asked if we were members (of the church) at least 10 times. We found several new facts about the family and one long story about one relative who was in the court of Queen Emma and turned down Kamehameha V for his hand in marriage, so he banished her. She married a coachman instead. What a soap opera. I have the long detailed version that is documented in Honolulu archives if anybody is interested, I can send it to you. The other shock was that the Colonel Buffandeau, who married my great great aunt was bankrupt and shot himself in the head while walking down the street in San Francisco. This was in 1877. Very sad.
A hike to a beach near the botanical gardens for lunch and back to Hilo for shopping and rest before dinner

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  1. Hi Patricia,

    My golfing buddies and I spent two weeks at an Airbnb in Mauna Lani in January. Golf was our priority, but we did get around the island as I’m sure you will.

    We finally found a fun and wonderful place to watch the SUNSET … another priority, and that was at Lava Lava Beach Club in Waikoloa. You need to make reservations for the sunset show, but so fun with lots of young people, music, good food and tables right in the sand.

    Another must for food is Tex Drive In sort of on the northend shore in Honokaa. If you were at the Botanical Garden and kept driving north, you’d get there. We came across from Mauni Lani. It’s just a local place not to be missed. They have these Portuguese pastries to die for as well as huge portions of food.

    I’m sure you found the quilt store in Kona. That’s where I got Hawaiian quilt project from 2 yrs ago – still unfinished. However, I’m still planning to stop in April 12th with my 3 completed projects. Aloha, Cathy


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