The following day, Saturday, Tom and I left Hawaii and returned to the mainland.
But as our flight out of Hilo didn't leave until 9:30 pm we had another day to visit The Big Island.
Our plan was to spend our last day in Hilo, the main city on the wet, volcano side of the island known as The Hilo Side,
Historic downtown Hilo, built on a beautiful bay,
...souvenir shops, boutiques,
In fact, we'd passed a McDonald's along the way,
So we left Hilo and headed out to the airport anyway.
We were four-and-a-half hours early for our flight and, as we were flying United and that ticket counter didn't open for another hour-and-a-half, we were a little at loose ends as to what to do with ourselves.
There was only one cafeteria-style restaurant in the airport,
After a while we decided to get some dinner.
I asked the friendly lady in charge what was good on the menu board and she gave me a couple of suggestions,
To be continued...