It was a rainy drizzly day for most of the day with an occasional downpour….. We did manage to make the most of it. Brad & I were the first ones off the ship and we headed for the airport to pick up a rental car. We had about an hour to spare before we picked up our fellow traveling companions so we went to Rainbow Falls and stopped by for a photo of the statue of the Great Kamehameha…. Then is was back to the port to pick up our friends to take them to the airport for a 55 minute helicopter tour with Safari Helicopters…. We hoped for good weather but we had quite a bit of rain on our flight. I felt pretty lucky to get, what I think, are some pretty good photos considering the conditions. After our helicopter tour we headed north to Akaka Falls taking in the scenic views along the way on 4 mile Pepe’ekeo Scenic drive and hiking down the Donkey trail. All in all, despite the conditions, it was a great day. The blog is in two parts, here is part one…. Hope you enjoy it!