Erin and I don't have the same work schedule, I work M-F and she works Sun-Thurs, so we only have one day on the weekend to go explore. We decided to ask to switch schedules to be on the same schedule one week so we could go to Kona for a long weekend and our wonderful boss let us! So this weekend we had Friday through Sunday off to go explore and relax! Erin's dad's friend let us stay with him in Kona, which was very generous of him, so we wouldn't have to pay for a hotel. We drove down Friday morning and went kayaking at Captain Cook. We didn't take any pictures while we were out on the kayak due to fears of dropping our phone in the water. Once we got to Captain Cook cove, I got out and snorkled which was a blast! We got to see some dolphins swim less than 100 feet away from us in the kayak. It was hard work to get from point A to point B, but we did it and got a good tan doing it! :) Then we went to eat in Kona and shop. The picture of the stairs was going up to the restaurant and we thought it was cool.
Saturday we got up and went to the private beach of Mauna Lani resorts. We had a cabana to sit under and then we would lay out until we were too hot and then got in the ocean. The water was so beautiful and it was a relaxing morning. That afternoon we went shopping some more and then Peter, the guy we stayed with, took us out to dinner at Tommy Bahamas and after dinner drinks at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse before going home.
Sunday we got up and headed back to Hilo. The weekend was a great getaway!