Big Island: Days 4 & 5

Wednesday it was rain.

All. Day. Rain.

But we still made the best of it.

We had a leisurely morning crawling out of bed and getting a start to our day. Then we headed into Hilo where they have their big Wednesday Farmer’s Market.

It was really cute with hundreds of vendors. And it was a true farmer’s market, not something set up for tourist.

I took exactly zero photos because I was too caught up in the moment, plus, rain. Lots of rain.

The boys both got Aloha outfits. Mr. B has been wanting an Aloha shirt to match Papa, and Sweet M wants everything B has, of course.

Then we grabbed some pork kabobs from a local food truck. It was a bit of a wait, but truthfully, so worth it. It was so tasty!

The we headed over to the Mokupapapa Discovery Center.

It was a super cute little place that had a 2500 gallon aquarium and talked about protecting the ocean. The kids really enjoyed it and it got us out of the rain!

Then we grabbed a smoothie treat to calm the hangries.

And we headed back for an early retirement because we were all exhausted.

Thursday we had another long morning getting ourselves together. Bean was all ready down for a nap by the time we made it to breakfast.

Then we headed north of Hilo to Botanical World for the day. Lush gardens. Tropical rain forest. So. Much. Beauty.

Plus, there were all my favorite people enjoying nature, and really, there is no better way to enjoy the outdoors than watching my kiddos love it so!

I have no idea what kind of spider this is, but it was wicked looking!

Jackfruit. M thought it was the best thing ever!

I am a huge fan of the rainbow eucalyptus trees! Nature definitely knows what it’s doing!

Gah! These are my two favorite girls in all the world. I’m so happy that they each have a sister. I can attest to how special sisters are in this world.

I love so much about J. Really, just about everything other than his snoring. And how when he explains something he repeats himself like 50 times until you want to tell him to just stop all ready. But really, he’s amazing. But watching him be Papa to our kids. That’s it. That’s what does it for me. I don’t think I will ever get over how amazing he is with those small people.

After we spent most of the day outdoors we grabbed some coffee (for me) and milkshakes (for everyone else) at an amazing little drive thru and then headed to see our last night of red lava (the picture does it zero justice).

And for our last day: whale watching!

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