Our intentions were to wake up at a normal hour in order to get to the beach, but the beds at the Hilton are just too fabulous so we slept in a bit. We headed down to the little bistro to get muffins and quiches and smoothies. Kristine met us for a few minutes, and then we wandered through a few shops just because we could.
We checked out and headed up to Hapuna Beach, consistently rated one of the top five beaches in the world. We spent a little while sunning and boogie boarding and being beat up by the waves. It was a bit of a hazy day due to Vog (something about volcano spewing) but we managed to get a slight color. Then we had to head back to Hilo so we jumped in the car and made the looooong drive. It's funny how it IS long, but when you are in Hawaii you don't care so much because it's pretty.
That night we made dinner while the kids played outside, and then settled in to watch "Lost" and relax.