On day 5 we woke up to the sounds of what seemed like 100 birds outside our window, it was quite nice. The house sits at the top of the hill, and even though it was super voggy (fog created by the volcano), it had an amazing view of the land and water. We had a breakfast of fresh fruit, bread and coffee and explored the property a bit. The kids had a blast chasing the owner’s cat around!
We stopped to get coffee at Kona Joe’s, as recommended by a friend. This is an awesome 20-acre property owned by an Orthopaedic surgeon and his wife, so of course, Brandon was all about it. We ended up doing a tour and had fun learning about the farm and their process (their patented Trellis method of growing coffee trees). We even discovered that Kaitlin loves coffee (decaf, of course) as she had 3 sample cups. Who knew? Warren enjoyed some baby coffee as well (milk).
For anyone travelling to the Big Island with kids, I highly recommend stopping at the Kamakana playground, which is in the top 50 playgrounds in the US. It was so cool and even had a mini zipline.
Time for food again, so we stopped at Rebel Kitchen (so freaking good) and they had an awesome outdoor area to sit and we enjoyed a delicious meal and the kids got to run around and pick flowers and rocks.
It was kind of a cool, cloudy day so we drove around Kona town, didn’t find a good beach we wanted to stop at, and ended up getting the most delicious prime ribeye to cook on the grill at the house we were staying at. We explored the property a bit more and found a huge avocado on one of the trees and Brandon opened it right then and there for us to enjoy. A perfect end to the day for sure!