WHAT A FAMILY VACATION! I have been on a plane before, but for some reason for this vacation my body just didn't enjoy the plane ride, the car ride, and being up on top of Mauna Kea. I have never experienced motion sickness like this before. Once I got off the plane and got my composure back I was fine. My family and I enjoyed the views, the beaches, the hotels, and the wonderful majestic mountains. It is so different from the island of Oahu. If you would like to experience the beauty of untouched land, with spectacular views of the ocean, and lava, the Big Island would be the best place to visit. It was a relaxing vacation just seeing God's beautiful creations. We had spent a week in Kona and we didn't get to enjoy Hilo town. We took pleasure in visiting different hotels like the Hilton Waikoloa where we got to see dolphins, waterfalls, took a ride on a boat and their tram which takes you around the property, and we walked across a bridge. The drive to the top of Mauna Kea to see snow was an adventure. Driving through Saddle road was a little scary if you are not familiar with the road, I would not suggest anyone to drive through that especially if there is fog. It got colder as we got higher atop the mountain. We had 2 bags of chips in the car and the higher we drove the bag of chips got bigger. By the time we reached the top one of the bags of chips popped open. There was a visitor center that we stopped at before reaching the top and didn't notice a sign with warnings on them. If we read it before driving up, I don't think that I would have freaked out the way I did when I felt like I was ready to pass out. I felt dizzy, and had a hard time breathing. Well as the warning sign states as you go higher you might feel these symptoms due to the altitude. Lesson learned, but it was the hard way. I'm just glad that I was okay by the time we went back down. We look forward to going back, and hopefully I don't suffer from motion sickness again.
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