Carmela Orchids and Newman’s Nursery will highlight this year’s Around the Island Tour on Thursday, July 17, 2014.
The Motorcoach tourbus will pick up the early birds at Greenwell Farms (81-6581 Mamalahoa Hwy) at 6:30 am, and everyone else can board in Kailua at Old Kona Airport at 7:00.
From there the tour will take the northern route to Hilo, stopping in Tex’s Drive-In for a break. The bus should arrive at Carmela Orchids by 9:45 and hit Newman’s Nursery in Keaau by 12:30.
The tourbus will take the new Saddle Road interstate back to Kona, making a drop at Old Airport at 4:30 and at Greenwell Farms at 5 pm.
Cost for this year’s tour is $45. Payment must be received by July 9 KDOC meeting. Everyone should bring their own sack lunch.