Highlights From the 2018 King Kamehameha Parade

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Finding a parking spot for the King Kamehameha Parade in Kona was a big concern but my friend, Linda, who is from Roseville, California, said she would drive. She knew a place to park. Turns out it was a lot I had parked in a couple of years ago where the Kailua Village Artists store is located. And there is a cafe there, the Frenchman's Café, where we stopped for a wonderfully fantastic brunch.

A couple more friends joined us, Laura and Erin, and now we had a foursome to attend the parade.

Laura laughed when we told her how much it cost to park. Four hours = $33.00. I've never seen such high rates to park anywhere except maybe New York. Yowza. Then she told us a secret. According to other locals, those parking lots are run by out-of-state corporations who do not report violators to the state of Hawaii. You don't have to enter a ticket to leave the parking lot. You just put the receipt on your dash, and supposedly somebody comes around to check. But according to Laura, they don't. When you think about it, who could possibly chase down all of those tourists driving rental cars?

The photo above is the Pa'u rider Queen Ruby. Tradition is you have to be a princess at least 8 times, representing each of the 8 islands to become Queen.

You can read more and enjoy a ton more pictures in my personal blog today at this link: Photos of the King Kamehameha Parade in Kailua-Kona.

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That kind of lifestyle seems so delightful and relaxed.  It would be really easy to get use to.  Neat photos, Elizabeth!

Jun 10, 2018 05:19 PM #1
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CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Jun 10, 2018 05:20 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you for the feature, Myrl! I had hoped you would really like this. In fact, you would have a blast at this parade! Some year you should come.

Jun 10, 2018 10:08 PM #3
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Hi Elizabeth- I read this last night but my allergy meds kicked in and couldn't keep my eyes open! I loved the photos and the fact that you went to the parade!!! I'm coming back later today to see more of your photos. 

Jun 11, 2018 08:51 AM #4
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Kathy Streib Well, I just posted a bunch more photographs of the continued celebration after the parade at Hulihe'e Palace. You may especially enjoy the tight shot of the re-enactment of the Royal Order of King Kamehameha 1. You can sense the pride and honor they must feel in that photo.

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The photo of your breakfast crepe is making me very hungry.  The parade looks so lovely.   Such brightly colored dresses of the ladies draped over the horses they are riding.  Not a parade you would see anywhere else.

Jun 11, 2018 01:49 PM #6
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As you found out, Chris Ann Cleland , each island has its own color. My island is red.

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Interesting, the ladies did not ride side saddle? That's a whole different skill set. Beautiful photos. During my many years in Hawaii, I loved to go to the parades, especially on the neighbor islands.

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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® It is probably hard to tell from the photos, but no, they did not ride sidesaddle. They ride like a normal person. Sidesaddle is for people who don't really commit to riding a horse.

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