because it was on Hawaiian Airlines--frittata, rice, sausages, fruit, nuts and things, drinks in real glasses, and a warm chocolate pudding cake with whipped cream for dessert. Unfortunately, it sounds better than it tastes--pretty bland. But good for me because I didn't have to eat it all. Did eat all the cake, however. That was the best.
We have rarely flown first-class, but life's short
and flights are long.
We got the smallest reddest, they say it's not a sub-compact, but it is, car to drive all over this island.
I feel like we're in Europe, but there, most of the cars are this size so if you get in an accident, it's evenly matched. At least the air-conditioning works.
The hotel is gorgeous--called the Mauna Lani. It's a huge complex of shops, golf course with Japanese restaurant, condos, expensive homes, and this huge hotel. Our room is very nice with a view of the pool and the ocean beyond. Just below us is one of their many connected ponds that are filled with fish and turtles and even a shark or two.
View from our room:On vaca....time for that $14 drink!
Their version of Caesar salad: everything is served in these bamboo steam baskets--probably so your food doesn't fly away with the wind...
The restaurant is outside, so we watched the sunset, then sat in the evening breeze...okay, wind...and ate our appetizer dinner.
Today we drove to the other side of Kona and continued on because we were sort of lost. It was fun to see the island and area, the found Donkey Balls. We had to go in after seeing the name. Our tourist mag said if we spend $15, we'd get a free tote. So we bought Kona coffee and Goat Balls.
Look! A new knitting bag to go with my Ball Sack!