This year’s around-the-island bus tour was very fun, productive, and delicious. The hours just flew past with so many great activities. We visited two beautiful nurseries (Carmela’s and Kalapana Tropicals) and bought way too many plants! Wait, can you ever really have too many plants??
And, we made three yummy food shopping stops (Tex’s, Big Island Candies, and Punaluu Bakery). Malasadas, chocolate-dipped shortbread and candies, and sweetbreads of every variety: who could ask for more? We have all probably gained a bit of weight!
Congrats to our gift certificate winners, Barbara Kuehner (Carmela’s), Pat Hidano (Big Island Candies), and Joyce Hancock (Kalapana Tropicals), and many of us won smaller prizes, too.
As always, we need to thank Melanie for all her efforts arranging this and all the other tours throughout the year. Good job!