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Back to Oahu (June 3, 2007)

We left Big Island this morning. We had breakfast at Island Lava Java Cafe. Gabe and I each had 100% Kona Coffee. Most places around the island and elsewhere sell 10% because it is much cheaper that way. Pure Kona is expensive. I didn't like it much, but I am not a coffee drinker. Gabe said that he thought it was smooth. After breakfast we went back to the hotel and grabbed our luggage. On our way to the airport we stopped off at Hilo Hattie and bought a few souvenirs. The airport in Kona is completely open air without any "true" gates. Big Island is almost worth the experience just to see the airport in Kona. Now we are back on Oahu. I would like to come back here someday. It is much more relaxing than Big Island. I did something really fun at the International Market Place. I picked out an oyster at the Pearl Factory. They open the oyster after a little ceremony and then you can choose to have it mounted if you desire. I had mine mounted on a pendant. The oysters were already dead (I asked). We just walked around Waikiki the rest of the evening and came back and sat on our lanai. This really is a relaxing place.