Max Visits a Heiau

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 an ancient Hawaiian temple or... Continue Reading →

MaxMax Visits Chinatown

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 Honolulu, there was village built... Continue Reading →

Pillow Talk – Dig It!

Today was the 42nd annual Honolulu Marathon. The starter’s gun triggered a fireworks extravaganza at 5 a.m. when about 22,000 folks launched themselves on to the rainy streets of pre-dawn Oahu. The Kenyan and Ethiopian runners finished about ten minutes later. Here's some video from our local paper The Honolulu Star Advertiser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhkD-dGj3HA About the... Continue Reading →

Flying Boats and Rolling Sweet Potatoes

Today, Max's adventure took us to Pu’u Ohia, better known as Mount Tantalus. It’s a lushly wooded, extinct volcanic cinder cone that was part of the immense Ko’olau Volcano that formed the southeastern part of our island of Oahu. Tantalus was named in 1840 by kids from Punahou School while on a field trip. Even now this elite... Continue Reading →

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