by awesomely lucky circumstances, we got bumped up to first class for our flight from Denver to Honolulu. Shocker… first class is fantastic. Had a nice meal, Gretch had the shrimp with scallops, and I had the macadamia nut encrusted chicken.
Then 3+ hour layover in Honolulu. We killed some time at the bar at Kona Brewing Company. We had a great time talking with one of the bartenders, Dennis. Dennis is 66 years old but looked about 10 years younger. He gave gretchen a really pretty lei as we left the bar.
We got into Kona right at sunset, got our car and headed north towards our cottage in Puako. Picked up some groceries in Waikaloa but sadly no Hinano Beer available.