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Big Island Residents Start the Day at Hilo Bay

June 5, 2010

“Show me people!”

I often hear that on the City-Data Hawaii relocation forum when those of us who live here get a little carried away with posting scenic photos of our beautiful islands.  (Yes, we’re trying to make you jealous.  Or at least we’re trying to encourage you to come visit–our economy is largely tourism-based, after all!)

So, on my morning walk at Hilo Bay today, I took a few pictures that show what some active Hilo residents were up to at about 8:30am on a Saturday morning.

(I did post a few of these on Twitter, so they may look familiar if you follow me there!)


Photo 1 of 7:

Army 5K

Commemorating the Army's 235th Birthday

When I arrived at Queen Lili‘uokalani Park this morning, there was a 5K Run/Walk just wrapping up.  Organized by Celso Tadeo from Pohakuloa Training Area, this event was open to the public.  The last few walkers were being escorted to the finish by a couple of over-exuberant military guys who were running back and forth from one end of the park to the other to cheer them on.  (And then there was me…having just rolled out of bed a few minutes earlier, barely functional.  As I tweeted this morning:  great for the ego!)

Photo 2:

road warriors

Road Warriors Gather by Suisan Fish Market

It may seem like they were looking toward the camera, but they were really watching some guy in a big F-150 try to reverse out of the parking lot.  What you can’t see in this photo is that there is a whole line of bikes parked just behind the group near the road.  After I took the picture, I walked past them and back toward the main road.  Smelled beer and a bit of MJ, but, hey, it was 10 am on a Saturday.  It’s the weekend, right?

Photo 3:

soccer field

Saturday Morning Soccer

It was such a gorgeous day today that I wasn’t surprised to see friends and family gathered at the soccer fields in Hilo.  As I walked up toward the Bank of Hawaii, I passed a happy aunty and uncle unloading their folding chairs and coolers, preparing to head down to take their place among the others gathered to cheer the young ones on.

Photo 4:

King Kam

King Kamehameha Watches Over Hilo Bay from Wailoa State Park

I know–there’s no “person” in this one.  But there was someone taking a photo of the King Kam statue from the other side.

Photo 5:

termite tenting

Termite Tenting of a Kilauea Ave Building

I wasn’t planning on walking all the way up to Kilauea Ave today (my car was parked at the Clark Realty office on Aupuni St), but when I saw these guys on the roof of this building, I had to get this picture.  They’re hanging a Hilo Termite & Pest Control sign.  If you didn’t read my post about termite swarm season on the blog, take a look and you’ll see why tenting is a fairly common sight in Hawaii.

Photo 6:

just crusin coffee

The Coffee Shop By Clark Realty-Hilo

Just Crusin’ Coffee is my coffee shop of choice when I’m working from the Clark Realty-Hilo office.  The barista is in the window–you just have to squint.

And one more…

My favorite of the day (there are runners in the distance, but this one is my “Lucky we live Hawaii…don’t you wish you did!?!” picture):

Queen L bridge

The Formal Japanese Garden at Queen Lili`uokalani Park

Aloha from Hilo!  We’re heading back to the Kohala coast tomorrow…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2010 7:45 pm

    Is there a reason I haven’t been informed of this FBI blog?

    • June 5, 2010 7:50 pm

      Hi Damon! We talked about it a while back, while I was still taking classes and not posting much…I still can’t say how often I’ll post, but if you want to use on FBI, that’s fine with me!

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