February 20, 2007
Hawai'iJune 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.
Afterwards, we went shopping at gift stores, surf stores and the Hilo Farmers 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".
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