Waimea (also known as Kamuela) is in the North Kohala district of the Big Island.
This is the main street through town (I think it has two traffic lights).
These pastures are just outside of town:
Snow on Mauna Kea:
This is where we went for coffee and breakfast:
The Waimea Coffee Company.
This is where I decided for sure I want to live here. A group of women came in for coffee after their exercise class. Everyone was chatting and laughing. I could tell it was a true community, not just a tourist place.
Everyone seemed happy and relaxed. There was a laid back feeling. I think I would be happy here. I could wear my flip-flops every day!