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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2006, 4:31 pm Thread Starter
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No KGT Go to Kona, Hawaii

Hello my friends. While my KGT is at Corbin being fitted for the seats I decided it would be a good time to get away, far away. So the wife and I flew to Kona, Hawaii for a week at the Hilton. Flew in late yesterday and this morning we were greeted with a 6.6 earthquake. We're on the 5th floor and I was reminded of the words "What a ride, what a ride!" I didn't know a building could shake like that and not fall apart. Only slight building damage, no injuries. Still no power but it certainly could have been worse.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2006, 4:55 pm
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What an adventure! Kona and an earthquake! Glad everything is okay (except the power).

My wife and I have been to Kona six of the past eight years. I love the Big Island.

If you get a chance (and the electricity is back on), head up to the Country Club at Waikoloa Village. They serve Parker Ranch beef up there.

Also, there's a place in Waimea that used to be called the Koa House Grill. It's pretty good as well.

And as you go the southern route around the island, there is a little hole in the wall called Ma Bells Kitchen. She has these green chili fish tacos that are one of a kind.

And I do recommend the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours. Ask for "kiwi". He's the New Zealander chopper pilot. If he is still flying for them, he'll show you a lot of "extras" at only a little urging.

When you get frustrated over the electricity thing, just think, you could be in Buffalo with 2 feet of snow and now power.

Take care and have fun!

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Love the island. Saw it on the news before your post. Who would have thought it? Drink a Kona coffee for me. Glad all is safe.

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