Cory, Chris, Caroline and I hung out by the pool for a while and I introduced Chris to his first lava flow. I feel like I’m the lava flow ambassador!
Chris trying to look up shuffleboard rules on his phone at the pool
The Kona Coast Resort is a perfectly nice place. The condos are clean and nicely decorated in a tropical theme. There are plenty of activities and a nice pool.. and .. the only thing.. is that it kind of reminded me of some kind of Florida retirement community. There were a lot of older people. When your pool has a railing all around it, you might be clued in to the fact that you’re staying at a retirement community!
Another clue? Shuffleboard! Actually, the shuffleboard area was right outside the patio doors of the condo they were all staying in. So, we decided we had to play. I never played before, so I was excited. Too bad excitement doesn’t convert to skill. I was not very good! But we all had a fun time! Caroline thinks that this will be our life someday. We’ll all get condos at a tropical retirement villa and have shuffleboard tourneys. Not a bad life!
After shuffleboard Danny made us dinner using the fish we did not catch that morning. He made grilled blue marlin; kimchi somen cakes; crab, cream cheese and citrus wontons; and a kimchi consomme.
That night Dallas and I ended up staying overnight at the condo. There was a pull-out couch, so there was plenty of space. Our hotel was about an hour north of Kona and the next day we were headed south, so it just made sense to cut out that driving time.