Sunday, June 1, 2008

Kualoa Ranch ATV tour

While my brother, Jimmy, was visiting, we tried to plan things that he would enjoy. The biggest of these things was probably the ATV tour at Kualoa Ranch. He owns his own 4 Wheeler, so I thought this would be something that he would enjoy doing. It wasn't exactly what we thought it would be, but it ended up being fun nonetheless!
They basically take you around this huge Ranch (4-5,000 acres) that a lot of movies use for their sets. This side of the island is also very cool looking with the unique mountains. Here are the pictures:
Brian and Jimmy in front of a set of Pearl Harbor (they also had all kinds of movie memorabilia in this real WWII bunker)

Jimmy and I with the ocean to our backs....the only picture of him and I together! :-)

Brian ready to get going!

Brian at Hurley's Golf Course on the TV show LOST

These are all the ATVs in our tour....

It is intended as a sightseeing tour along with some riding along the trails they have made. The instructional video we had to watch before getting on the ATVs said we would only go about 5-10 mph. We weren't sure after that if this was going to be as fun as we had orginally thought. However, it turned out better and we were going faster than the 10 mph. I can completely understand the safety issue of letting just any tourist go as fast as they want on one of these things!

Anyway, at the end, the tourguide took us through a path that had all kinds of dust dunes and picked up the speed. I think that is what really turned this tour around. We had a blast and when we got back, everyone was covered in dust and smiling.

1 comment:

Alisha Lofgren said...

It was good seeing you the other day. Look like you are all are enjoying yourselves! Take care, keep in touch!