May 31th - Zipling in Hilo

Zipling is fun. No matter how long or short the distance is.

Anyways, we’re staying on the Kaliau-Kona west side of the Big Island which is more beachy, we drove to the east side for the Zipline. The Hilo side of the Big Island is full of rainforest due to the rain and currents. 

The drive was just beautiful. 

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Brian and I have been Ziplining before in Montana but my parents and Annie haven’t, so they were excited to do it for the first time.

We went to Skyline Eco Adventures - Akaka Falls Zipline Tour. 

There’s 7 lines each with their own name and reasoning. The first few lines were short but they were over banana, sugar cane, and pineapple farms. 

The guys were greatest!! They were hilarious and made sure we were all comfortable zipping. Annie and I went first pretty much every other line. 

I asked Brian (the guide) what’s the coolest animal on the island, thinking he’d say something like the hogs or a type of fish. But, no. He answered “Ummm.. I don’t know dogs?” SERIOUSLY FUNNIEST THING EVER. Then Corey told us about the Happy Face Spider that lives on the volcanos and looks like a happy face. They are my favoriteeeeeeeee people ever! (not as much as Leao tho)

The last zip was called Wailele and it was over a 1,450 foot waterfall on a 442 ft zip. It was beautiful! The GoPro died before it got a picture of it, so just take my word for it!

#lockedouttwice (the van was difficult to ride in plus they kept accidently losing the keys thanks Orion)

Hawaii country side is wonderful. 

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