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February 20, 2007

Hawai'i

June 26, 1999 - Hilo Day

Today we visited Hilo. Downtown, we went to the Pacific Tsunami Meseum and learned what causes a tsunami, as well as, the devastating 1946 and 1960 tsunamis that struck Hawai'i.

Tsunami

Afterwards, we went shopping at gift stores, surf stores and the Hilo Farmers Market.
Hilo Farmer's Market


We had lunch in a park and were told traditional Hawai'ian folk tales and legends. Then we went sightseeing at Rainbow Falls and the Boiling Pots. The boiling pots are named so because when it rains, it appears like they are boiling over into the next "pot".

Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls

Boiling Pots and Pe'epe'e Falls
Boiling Pots


After the tour, we visited Borders to hear Jesse Rivera play Hawai'ian music.

The evening concluded by attending the O-Bon Festival, a Japanese festival to honor the dead, in Honomu. Obon literally means "lantern festival." We were given a tour of a Buddhist temple and participated in a traditional Japanese dance.

Posted by scheemo at February 20, 2007 01:49 AM