Hilo, Hawaii

I have beautiful memories of our vacation in Hilo on the Big Island in July 2011. The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest island of the Hawaiian chain (600,000 years old) and is still growing and expanding with the lava flow. Hilo is the capital of the Big Island.

These are my photos of Hilo, Hawaii.

One of the restaurants we dined at was Cafe Pesto. It’s a cute restaurant, and the food and entertainment are excellent:

Dessert: Coconut tart with cream sauce.
Beautiful cheesecake.

All buildings in Hilo have metal roofs due to the rainy climate:

Palm trees along Hilo Bay:

University of Hawaii at Hilo:

Akaka Falls:

We flew by helicopter over the hardened lava fields on the coast. This is an example of how the island has increased in size due to lava flow from Kilauea Volcano:

This is Kamehameha School (blue roofs), which was founded by Hawaiian royalty to benefit the children of Hawaiian ancestry:

Lots of waterfalls everywhere:

Pu’u O’o crater was simmering when we were there. When it erupted later, the flow of molten lava caused much devastation to surrounding homes and properties:

I am so glad I live on Oahu, where the volcanoes are extinct. There is no need to evacuate our home, because there are no erupting volcanoes on this island. Thank God!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my photos of Hilo, Hawaii, taken in July 2011. We have beautiful and exciting memories of our vacation!

11 Responses to “Hilo, Hawaii”

  1. DavidH Says:

    We have had many wonderful vacations over the years. We have experienced so many great times over the course of our marriage.

  2. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …we visited Hilo 35 year ago. Back then they rolled up the sidewalks at night.

  3. marmeladegypsy Says:

    What a lovely spot! Those waterfalls are absolutely dazzling!

  4. Valerie-Jael Says:

    It’s very beautiful, but I wouldn’t want to live near live volcanos, glad you live where it is safe. That cheeswse cake is to die for! Valerie

  5. Christine Says:

    Hilo is beautiful.

  6. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Amazing to think that all came from a volcano originally. The volcanos giveth and taketh away sadly. Glad you don’t have to worry about them.

  7. Elephant's Child Says:

    Thank you for showcasing another beautiful (albeit dangerous) place.

  8. Linda Reeder Says:

    The Big Island is fascinating. I flew over the volcanoes in my friend’s father’s private plane and I remember the lave flows reaching the sea. I remember the contrast of the cactus in the Parker Ranch area and the jungles at Hilo. This was in 1969.

  9. Tom from Sightings Says:

    Those desserts look scrumptious … and the falls are nice too!

  10. Nancy Chan Says:

    Beautiful waterfalls. Delicious food. Dangerous and scary to live in a place with active volcanoes.

  11. DJan Says:

    Gorgeous waterfalls. Thank you for sharing your excursion with us. 🙂

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