20.09.2010 - 20.09.2010 28 °C
On the way to the airport we meet up with Teressa to get an adaptor that I forgot at her place. She ended up giving Julie her book on Hawaiian Huna, with some inspiring words inside the front cover. See you again soon! Then off to the airport. We slip in and out of terminals without a hitch and suddenly we are driving through relatively new sprawling lava fields of the Big Island. This island car rental company first tries to suit us in sporty Mustang convertible since they are out of compacts. That would be some kind of karma, since we had be ragging on all the tourists with Mustangs throughout our travels. Our next option is the stylish Toyota Sienna, a grocery getting, soccer mom minivan. Julie goes with the minivan, because of its practical use, good mileage, and roomy interior. Now we know why the Dickerts like their minivan so much! This one has 6 cup holders within reach of the driver's seat. Beats the zero cup holders in the 1994 Geoprism we had on Maui. Again, the things we take for granted!
Off to Tony and Michelle’s house, our next couch surfing experience on our travels. They have a nice pad and welcome us into their home. We chat about our travels and their travels for hours. It is really great going over our itinerary with them to add the local favs, which aren't touristy and are just as beautiful, if not more!