Couldn’t resist a re-blog…just to make you smile.
The city of Hilo on Hawaii’s Big Island sits in the shadow of the world’s largest shield volcano, Mauna Loa. There are many tales about Mauna Loa’s eruptions and the dangers those lava flows posed to the pretty little city by the bay that dates back to about 1100 AD. […]
It was a perfect day for a visit to a place of human sacrifice. There were ominous clouds obscuring the mountain tops. A lowering sky, brooding with dark, heavy clouds portended an approaching storm. Today’s destination was the Pu’u o Mahuku heiau. Visitors to Hawaii learn that the Hawaiian word heiau means […]
Think you have a tough job? From the website of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS): Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists get fresh lava samples as close to the vent as possible. Once the sample is scooped from the pāhoehoe lobe, it is quickly quenched in a bucket of water to stop […]
Regulars readers of this silly dog blog (“poor lost souls” in the vernacular) will remember that we have been tracking the career of one of Max’s boon companions, a sweet little Yorkie named Kiku. See here, here and here. Well, recently we got the great, good news that Kiku, whose name […]
Both the AJF and I were pleased to read today’s Honolulu headline: The annual Emerald Ball, featuring Irish food and entertainment, happens March 17 at the Japanese Cultural Center. I get my Guiness; she gets her green mochi cakes.
Honolulu’s Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States and it has an interesting history. The AJF and Malt thought a ramble through Tánxiāngshān (the area’s Chinese name meaning “Sandalwood Mountain”) would be interesting, so off we went. In ancient times, before there was a town called […]
Our favorite Malt has been complaining of late that he does not receive the respect to which he believes he is entitled by the accident of his birth. The problem is that he has been condemned to a short stint in the Cone of Shame due to excessive ear scratching […]
The majestic cruise ship Queen Victoria arrived for a one day port call in Honolulu enroute to the South Pacific and a continuation of its around the world voyage. Max and I invited the Alpha Japanese Female (AJF) to join us on a walk down by the docks to take […]
To get to Sandy’s we first have to get past the lady parts. See, the road from Honolulu to the popular bodysurfing beach known as Sandy’s takes us past Koko Head Crater, a dramatic volcanic tuff cone whose name in Hawaiian is Kohelepelepe which means, uh, cough, “labia minora.” In […]