Isabella, a college friend, recently visited Oahu with her family. Isabella lived on Mililani as a teenager and she invited me along for their adventure to Oahu's central flat plain between the two mountain chains
|Although she lived in Mililani, she attended |
middle school on Wheeler Army Airfield.
|Near the school is a memorial |
for the fallen.
|Wheeler hosts historic aviation units,|
dating back to December 7, 1941.
|Always a good day in Hawaii!|
|We visited kama'aina (locals)|
who has cultivated their garden!
|They gave us fruit to leave at the |
nearby Kukaniloka Birth Stones.
From HawaiiWeb (at this link),
Kukaniloko; "To Anchor the Cry from Within". This 5-acre historical site located in Central O'ahu is one of the most important sites in Hawai'i. Known as the Royal Birthing Stones, this location is where royal women were brought to give birth. Established in the 12th Century by an O'ahu chief for the birth of his son, Kapawa.
|The lei are beautiful.|
|The central plain is conducive |
to growing pineapple ...
|... and the Dole Plantation |
had plenty of pineapples!
|Immigrants came from |
all directions to work in
the pineapple fields.
|I did not realize pineapple came in red!|
|Dole grows skinny pineapples ...|
|... and fat ones, too!|
|Here comes the Pineapple Express ...|
|... with eager tourists!|
Do you like tropical fruit? If yes, what kind? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. This giveaway is open to all readers. Comments are open through Saturday, June 16, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 17.
Kim in Hawaii
|The plantation also grows chocolate!|