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Taking in some culture…
Today Richard and I went to the 21st Annual Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival in Hilo. It was a great opportunity to hear some talented, local slack key guitarists and watch hula dancers. In addition to thoroughly enjoying the festival, it was also a great opportunity to see locals hanging out in their home town being locals. Neither one of us got any great stills from the music festival but we did manage to get a couple pics of locals sporting island flare.
After the festival we headed into downtown Hilo and hit the Farmers Market. We bought papayas, a white pineapple, purple sweet potatoes, tomatoes, Maui onions, green beans, and cilantro. We didn’t get to the market until the very end and we could only imagine what the full market must have been like earlier in the day. Luckily, the market runs 7 days a week and we plan to hit it before we leave Hilo later this week. This picture reminds me of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham. The purple sweet potatoes were actually quite delicious and the steaks on the grill were the perfect compliment (unless of course you're a vegetarian, in which case, oh well).