Today's post is really just a photo gallery of what we saw when we left Volcano and decided to drive to Kona the long way round the Big Island to get a quick look at the rest of the Island.
Our first stop was the Hawaii Tropical Botanic Gardens, North of Hilo. I don't know the names of most of these plants, though there were some labels in a jumble of vegetation, so it was hard to decide which beauties they referred to. I did recognize a whole lot of house-plants. In fact, it was like house plant heaven - now I know where all those house-plants go when I accidentally kill them!
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.