by ALOHA DEAN
This is the Northern part of the Island, above the Kona Coast and Mauna Kea. It includes some very old Hawaiian towns, Hawi, Waimea, Honoka'a some of the most extravagant and expensive beach hotels in the world, immense stretches of uninhabited beaches, the home of King Kamehameha, cattle, sheep and horse ranches, and the end of the road (Hwy 270) at expansive Pololu Valley.
The Parker Ranch area is like Northern California, with it's rolling hills of golden grass, herds of cattle and tree-lined country roads. Don't be surprised to see a rodeo or horse competition going on.