Our last day on the Big Island was Christmas day. Our flight was not until after 10 p.m., so we really did have the whole day to enjoy.
D’s parents provided us with malasadas and mango for breakfast.
The kids opened presents form Grandpa and Grandma.
Then we went to Mauna Lani for one last dip in the pool. I don’t think there are too many places where you can do that on Christmas morning!
The Mauna Lani Hotel lobby had a nice display of unique Christmas trees decorated by various community organizations.
We looked at the sea turtles just outside the lobby.
We ate an early lunch at the hotel.
We took a stroll around the Mauna Lani grounds.
For dinner we went to the Christmas buffet at the Hilton Waikaloa. It was quite an extravagant affair.
n was getting tired—good thing he was free!
Our friendly waiter brought him an extra chair to sleep on.
The dessert display was lovely.
Look who perked up for dessert!
Afterward we packed up and said good-bye. A big thank you to Grandpa and Grandma for allowing us to come to visit. The kids did not want to leave!
Waiting at the Kona airport.
We were all able to sleep on the plane on the way home. Thank you to Uncle K for picking us from LAX at 5 something in the morning!