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[*] posted on 11-23-2016 at 12:20 PM

hopefully things have changed, I haven't been to Hilo in decades, but the locals certainly weren't down with haoles last trip I made there.:o my mom left me some property east of hilo she bought as an investment in the 70's, STILL isn't worth chit....Ainaloa valley no bueno!
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[*] posted on 11-23-2016 at 12:40 PM

Quote: Originally posted by wessongroup  
Wild chickens ... sounds like food to me :):)

Yeah, here's a popular recipe for Kauai Wild Chicken:

1 Kauai wild chicken
1 large onion
1 bunch seasoning spices of your choosing
1 large rock
Salt and pepper

Put all ingredients into a large covered pot. Simmer over a low flame for several hours. Remove the rock. Discard the chicken. Eat the rock.


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[*] posted on 11-23-2016 at 09:24 PM

We are half way through our 3-week Thanksgiving vacation here in Hilo. Explored with the kids Akaka Falls to Waipo Lookout and all points in between. DK wonderful pics only barely depict how these sites look real time. It is on the east side of the Island belt way road.

We stopped at the 1st vanilla bean farm on the island that buys some green beans from the Kona site that DK talked about. The owner gave a video and speech on the difficulties of growing the vanilla bean. Did you know that vanilla bean is from the only edible orchid. It flowers only once a year after 5 years and must be hand pollinized during a short 4-hour flower or it will not flower for another year. No wonder a vanilla bean is so expensive.

If anyone is going to the Big Island for a lenghtly stay and needs a home base I suggest this apartment complex. Here's the place we are staying at for 3 weeks. It is only 2 hours from here to any where on the island. For us San Diegeans the cool weather and trade winds with daily showers with sun make for a very comfortable climate. Hilo has few tourist except when the cruise ships come in and the roads with light traffic.
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