Because John had to work on Black Friday (the day where you could not pay me enough to leave the house and set
Eastern Standard Time (EST) in Ohio is about six hours off – six hours ahead – of Hawaii Standard Time (HST).
So the first night that John and I spent in Kona, we woke up at about 2am HST. Woke up and stayed up.
We did pretty much the same thing when we went to Maui for our honeymoon, but on Maui the getting up so early had a purpose since we planned to drive up to the top of Haleakala to watch the sunrise. We had no such plans for the big island, so we hung around the condo for a while, had some coffee, read a little, and then finally got dressed and at about 3:30-4:00am we went out for a long, very late night, walk down Aili’i Drive along the seawall and through the empty streets of Kona.
We saw a lot of stray cats.
It was very quiet and peaceful, and I am glad that we got out and spent that time wandering around.