When I drove a suburb of Hilo town I met a little child sitting astride a big white horse. No one was beside him and he did not get exciting, because it was usual way.
I asked him to take picture of him. He said OK and stopped for a little while. He was in the 3rd year of elementary school.
He returned to his house without looking back, as if he said what was astonished this man. What a Big-Island!!
There is a well kept garden, named Nani Mau Gardens, at the suburb of Hilo.
Entrance fee is $10. It has a tram tour with the guide of elder lady who speaks with Osaka accent. $22 for tram tour and lunch.
According to the guide book of this place, the most of their business comes from Japanese tour. They are fussy about gardens.
The white pavilion is the most favorite place for wedding among the local people.
There are so many kinds of fruit in this garden. This is Noni, its Juice is good for Hypertension and Diabetes, but its smell is extraordinary bad when it is trampled on the road.
Cannon ball fruit. I ate it at farmers market but I never intended to buy it.
Sausage tree. I have never eaten it.
The big tree with so many flowers. ( I am investigating its name now. Some one knows it please tell me at Comment Column)
Anyway we can enjoy here in half a day.
Between Ka'anapali to Lahaina, the most crowded towns in Maui, there is a railway and steam locomotive that is restored the old sugar cane train is running. $15 and 1hour for round trip.
It is burning coal typical steam locomotive, remodeling 1943 model. It runs about 6miles. We can eat a Star Fruit, asterisk shape fruit, flee. There is a message "Tips Mahalo-thank you-"
Run through the golf course,
Run beach side seeing Lanai Island, the cars passed me by, of course.
Run by the road with many bougainvillea trees,
It pleased us by spewing out lot of steam on the bridge.
At the terminal station it turns on the turn-table and go back. It gives us kind of nostalgia and happiness.