A Vacation at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort

Our room was in the Lagoon tower overlooking the Dolphin pool so anytime we wanted... we could simply step out on our lanai and watch the dolphins in action!

Well I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort on the Kohala side of the Island.

Two cousins thinking they are just too cool!

This was a great “Staycation” as I like to call it, as I was able to take my wife and son as well as a playmate for my son… my nephew.

Sitting on frogs in front of the lagoon that fronts the main staircase

The first night the kids went straight for the pools and I spent some time relaxing in my room after driving over the island.

Hard to keep up with them!

After that we got “To-Go” dinner (Tempura Lobster and Steak Tenderloin) at the Kamuela Provision Company and then just kicked back in the hotel room.

I think this was the only time they sat the entire vacation!

The next day consisted of checking out the hotel more thoroughly and of course… more swimming and sliding!

The big waterslide at the Kona Pool

Then later that evening we had the chance to see the premier of the Herb Kane inspired movie Voyagers (I’ll be blogging more about this later)

Dignitaries getting honored alongside of Herb Kane (second from right)

The best part of this… is that we were “Guests of Honor” of the resort so we got to sit up front so the kids could get a good view of the movie.

My wife and son sporting Sig Zane Designs

Then after the movie, the kids of course wanted to go to the Jacuzzi in the dark time… so my wife  took them down to the pools again!

Cousins trying their best to stay awake and have fun!

Hot tub… and then freeze your okole off as it’s cold at night!!!

Hayden still needs "wings" so he doesn't drown

The next day, what did the kids want to do?  Of course… they wanted to go to the pools again so my wife took them to the open lagoon this time.

Building sandcastles

I guess we are kind of lucky that they have so many different pools there that we never really got sick of any of them.  We simply packed up our towels and traveled to  another part of the hotel to jump in another pool.

Soon enough the wings come off for good!

Unfortunately, my son is too short to go on the big water slides at this time…

It's official son... not this trip! Sorry to disappoint you... but it's for your own good!

But he will grow… and we will definitely be going back there at least twice a year now if not more now that they are a sponsor of this blog.

Gonna be seeing this face often at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort!

I’d like to thank those involved with this project and I look forward to checking more things out at the hotel as the years go on.

By boat or by tram to your room? I suggest the boat for better views

In case you may not know… next weekend, there is a “Legendary Ladies of the ’80’s Concert” there next weekend.

I’d like to say a special thanks to the “menehune” that entered our room and left us cupcakes and milk for my son’s birthday!!!

You can click on any of the pictures above or below for better views of them:

8th Annual Seed Exchange Next Saturday

Media Release:

The 8th Annual Hawai’i Island Seed Exchange will be on Saturday form 9:00 a.m. to Noon at the Amy Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook.  I hope all seed savors will be able to attend.  This year’s Exchange will include a short meeting to summarize the work of the recent Seed Symposium at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in April and establish a Kona Seed Working Group of farmers/gardeners who would like to work together in this coming year on knowledge building through seed growing, selection and saving.

Please bring saved seed, cuttings, roots, and huli of food crops that do well for you.  Bring a picnic lunch or plan to stay after and talk story with other seed enthusiasts!  See you there!  Lotus Cafe will also be serving delicious food!