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Our Hawaiian Vacation: Second through Fourth Stops of Two Day Circle Tour

This post continues details of our two-day circular driving tour of the island of Hawaii, which we began on our ninth day in Hawaii (May 25th). Our first stop was in the South Island region at South Point.  Our next three stops were in the towns of Waiohinu and Naalehu, both of which are located in Hawaii’s South Island region.

 

After leaving South Point, we returned to Highway 11 and continued our drive east. The first towns we came to were Waiohinu and Naalehu.

Our second stop of the day was in Waoihinu. We stopped in Waiohinu to see a Monkey Pod Tree that Mark Twain supposedly planted in 1866. There was a sign by the tree that said it was the Mark Twain Monkey Pod Tree. The tree blew down in 1957; however, its shoots have grown into a decent-sized new tree.

D5253582 4x6Mark Twain’s Monkey Pod Tree

D5253586 4x6Monkey Pod Tree Blossoms

Our third stop was in Naalehu, which is the southernmost town in the 50 states. We enjoyed a mid-morning snack at the Hana Hou Restaurant, which is the southernmost restaurant in the 50 states. As we entered the Hana Hou Restaurant, we were hit with sensory overload.

D5253590 4x6Which snack should we choose?

D5253591 4x6I chose a generous slice of chocolate peanut butter pie.

D5253592 4x6Dorothy picked the carrot cake.

Our fourth stop of the day was also in Naalehu. We stopped at overlook of the Naalehu coastline.

D5253598 4x6Whittington Beach Park Overlook

Next stop – Punalu’u Beach Park

9 Responses to “Our Hawaiian Vacation: Second through Fourth Stops of Two Day Circle Tour”

  1. Ann

    In Borneo, Malaysia and Singapore, there are Monkey Pod Tree Blossoms too. Great that you are having such a good time.

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  2. Becky K.

    I have just read your past Hawaii posts. They are great. I loved the video of the dolphins. How cool that they just play and play all day.I would have been so torn between the chocolate/pb pie and the carrot cake. Love both of those!You have put a lot of time into these posts. Nice job!!Becky K.

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  3. Linda (PA_shutterbug)

    @Ann – I did have a good time on our Hawaiian vacation. We were there in May. It is taking me a long time to organize, edit and upload pictures and prepare and upload blog posts about our visit. @Becky K.- I like both the pie and carrot cake as well. It wasn't an easy choice!

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  4. Fotobloggen 2011

    It is so in teresting to follow your tracs. The huge tree is fantastic and what strange flowers.I would dfinitely choose your cake, looks great but I guess not the healthiest one….The scenic wiew is stunning and how far it goes 🙂

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  5. Stacey Dawn

    Hmmm – which to choose – the PB pie or the Carrot Cake? Both look delish and it's only breakfast time !! ;o)

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  6. Betsy from Tennessee

    I have never heard of a Monkey Pod tree… Interesting that Mark Twain planted it… Love it's fuzzy blossoms.I would choose that chocolate PEANUT BUTTER pie… YUM…. George would choose the carrot cake.WOW–beautiful view from the Whittington Beach Park Overlook…. Thanks, Linda… Hope you have a wonderful day.Hugs,Betsy

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