Category Archives: Hawaii

MM 3-27 Hawaii’s Largest Banyan Tree

We have traveled to Hawaii many times over the years and on three of those times we visited the island of Maui and viewed the state’s largest banyan tree. The tree stands proudly in the town of Lahaina’s Courthouse Square. … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 2-47: Straight

Leanne Cole has suggested that there be a theme for the first week of each month’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. I went back to the view from our Honolulu hotel balcony during our visit to Hawaii last year for my version … Continue reading

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MM 2-43 Curves in Monochrome

I went all the way back to January of last year to find my monochrome photo for this month’s theme of Curves. We spent a few hours during our trip to Hawaii that month visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: St Augustine by-the-sea Catholic Church in Waikiki

On the day after our family wedding several of us who were staying at various Waikiki hotels got together to attend Mass at 5pm and then go out to dinner at a nearby restaurant. My wife and I only had … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Honolulu Memorial and the War in the Marianas

This is the second of two postings on the lessons in history and geography we learned from studying the mosaic galleries in the Honolulu Memorial at Punchbowl Cemetery (See here for my first posting in the series). The focus here … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: The Honolulu Memorial and the War in the Pacific

We received lessons in history and geography last January when we visited the mosaic galleries at the Honolulu Memorial in Punchbowl Cemetery. This posting will cover the Allied military operations against Japan from December 1941 through February 1944.

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Hawaii 2015: The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

On one day during our 8-day stay in Hawaii this past January we visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater. The cemetery is also known as Punchbowl Cemetery and was established in 1949 to honor those … Continue reading

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