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
Meandering In Hilo