We flew out on an early morning flight then left the next afternoon so I didn't stay in Hilo for very long but when I was a little girl I used to spend my summers with my Hilo Grandma in Hilo so Hilo has a special place in my heart. It's where I skinned my right knee. I have a scar on my right knee because I fell down on my Hilo Grandma and Grandpa's asphalt driveway. It's also where I learned lauhala from Mrs. Ahuna in Keaukaha.
Anyway here are four pics taken while I was in Hilo:
1. Goodwill right outside of Keaukaha:
2. At the tip of Keaukaha where the tidal wave hit then the state condemned the land in order to sell the land that Hawaiians already have title to yet did not give actual or constructive notice to Hawaiians and instead illegally stripped Hawaiians of their property rights:
3. Shave ice or "ice shave" as they say in Hilo with ice cream on the bottom... yummy!:
4. The Hawaiian church in Keaukaha which is a Protestant one. Unfortunately I don't know the name of it but it's for Protestants:
I wasn't baptized against my will there though. Instead I was baptized against my will when I was a baby in a church in Ka'u which no longer exists.
More pictures later.