Our Travel Tracks for our fourth day on The Big Island, May 9, 2015. Drove north from Kailua Kona along the Belt Road to the “new” Saddle Road over to Hilo. The “summit” of the Saddle Road is about 6,900 feet above sea level, and we were at about sea level in Kailua Kona for breakfast and at the Farmer’s Market in Hilo, so it was a nice ride over the saddle. We drove over to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company, but discovered that their 11 oz. packages of nuts (flavored & chocolate coated) were actually cheaper at Long’s Drugs (CVS) with their current sale, so we stopped at the one in Hilo before the sale ended today 🙂 Then we took the same drive in reverse back to Kailua Kona…. Racked up nearly 190 miles today, but a trip around the island on the belt road, like we did in 2007 is about 275 miles….
Big Island Travel Track Day 4: 05-09-2015
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The Macedamia nut prices reminds us of when we were there looking for a few Hawaiian shirts. ABC stores and Hilo Hattie’s had shirts made in the Phillapine’s and Wal Mart had less expensive ones made in Hawaii!