Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park also known as the City of Refuge


In old Hawaii, if you broke the law, the penalty was death. Your only option for survival was to elude your pursuers and reach the nearest puuhonua, or city of refuge. As you enter, the great wall rises up before you marking the boundaries between the royal grounds and the sanctuary. Many ki’i (carved wooden…

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Hawaii Pictures to melt away the winter blues!

Hawaiian Sunset

Are you feeling the winter blues? Do you need a bit of sunshine and warm weather. I wish I could transport all of us to a tropical island to soak up a bit of sun and enjoy a frothy fruity drink. Sadly that is not in my budget but I can share a few warm…

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Blue Hawaiian Cocktail Recipe

Blue Hawaiian Tropical Drink

It’s 5 O’clock Aloha Friday lets have a Blue Hawaiian! I love taking pictures of the lizards when we visit Hawaii. They are so bright and beautiful.  You find them all over the place while visiting the islands. I love seeing them on the side of buildings and on plants.  When I lived on the…

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Pina Colada Recipe

Pina Colada

While John and I were in Hawaii a few months ago we heard this great Aloha Friday song. We had to stop what we were doing and just listen to the music. It was so much fun and made us smile. We started talking about what we love to do in Hawaii and the relaxed…

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