Tagged With "Hawaii Island"

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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 3, 2014: Kohala Sunset, Big Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
 It's hard to beat Hawaiian sunsets.  This one was taken from the northwestern corner of the Big Island, looking in the direction of Asia (the next landmass due west of here).  We were  driving from the cowboy town of Waimea...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 27, 2014: Nene, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
  A nene is a goose native to Hawaii and is that island's state bird.  The first time I saw nene was several years ago when my wife and I spent a week in Maui.  We spotted them while on a drive to the summit of the dormant volcano,...
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Opaeka'a Falls, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Opaeka'a Falls, Kauai
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Spotted on the road, Haleiwa

DrFumblefinger ·
Spotted on the road, Haleiwa
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Gardens, Dole Plantation

DrFumblefinger ·
Gardens, Dole Plantation
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

PHeymont ·
Spam, Glorious Spam! Just today I found "Spam with Chorizo Spices!"
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

DrFumblefinger ·
Had I known, I would have bought a case for you, PHeymont!
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

Joan Heymont ·
Do not send him a case. I want him to live longer than that.
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

PHeymont ·
Just ordered a can on Amazon!
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Just ordered a can on Amazon! Do let us know how they are!
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

PortMoresby ·
Better yet, bring them along and share. They must be better than they sound. The chorizo sounds the best of all.
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Re: Where else in the world would you find "Spam" favored nuts

PHeymont ·
Well, I didn't buy the chorizo-flavored Spam, but I will bring the nuts along!
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Re: Pineapple field, Dole Plantation

DrFumblefinger ·
Pineapples grown in Hawaii are consumed in Hawaii. There is no export to the lower 48 states. Between the locals and tourists that's still a lot of pineapples. Shipping anything to or from a remote island is expensive. Mainland USA gets a lot of its pineapples from Central America.
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Re: Lanai: Sorry, Island Closed for Renovation

DrFumblefinger ·
Any idea how long the island is going to be closed? I'd hope to visit Lanai in about 2 years. Must be nice to buy your own Hawaiian Island -- and interesting to see if this "green" scheme will work. Lanai has limited resources, except for lots of sunshine a great weather.
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Lanai: Sorry, Island Closed for Renovation

PHeymont ·
Larry Ellison, the software billionaire (Oracle) has a dream of making the Hawaiian island of Lanai "the first economically viable, 100% green community" and he's closed down the island for a while to work on it. He can do that, because three years...
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Re: Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

DrFumblefinger ·
Some folks might be fascinated by the place, PM, but I found it a disappointment. It would be at the bottom of my list of recommended things to do on the Big Island. And yes, the garden was a redeeming feature. The gift shop was tantalizing, but over-priced.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 12, 2013: Sugar plantation, Maui, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
 Looking remarkably like grass, this is actually a field of sugar cane.  What's lacking is a size perspective because these canes are about 3 meter(10 ft) tall.   The central region of Maui, between the two large volcanoes of that...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
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Island Air: Even Billionaires Get Airline Blues

PHeymont ·
Larry Ellison, of Oracle fame and billions (he's one of the world's richest) is still having trouble keeping Island Air (he owns it all) flying to Lanai, Hawaii (he owns 97%). Since acquiring the airline a bit over a year ago, there have been problems...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 28, 2014: Pololu Valley, Big Island, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
  Today's highlighted picture was taken from the Pololu Valley lookout in the northwestern corner of the Big Island, which offers memorable views of a classic Hawaiian landscape.  Foamy surf, black sand beaches, rugged...
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Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory Tour

DrFumblefinger ·
  Much like lei made of tropical blossoms, or Dole pineapples, Mauna Loa macadamia nuts have long been a symbol of Hawaii for me.  As a child I recall family friends returning to the frozen White North from Hawaii, bringing small cans of...
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Dole Plantation, Oahu, Hawaii (Where Gumbo was #169)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting one of Oahu's most popular tourist destinations, the Dole Plantation!
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August 30, 2018: Old Sugar Mill, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the ruins of an old sugar cane plant on the garden island of Kauai.
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Re: Island Air: Even Billionaires Get Airline Blues

DrFumblefinger ·
Poor Larry Ellison. It's such a hardship owning your own Hawaiian Island.
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Re: Island Air: Even Billionaires Get Airline Blues

Former Member ·
Billionaires are made, not born. Mr. Ellison seems to be making a business move - pressure the FAA to make things difficult for Hawaiian air, upgrade the Island Air service, achieve sole "Ohana" certification for Island Air. Ohana certification is keenly sought for this market. Here is a description. http://www.examiner.com/articl...on-spiffed-up-planes
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Re: Island Air: Even Billionaires Get Airline Blues

PHeymont ·
Well, it's worth noting that Hawaiian has still not gotten Ohana off the ground, literally. They're citing FAA's cutbacks due to sequestration and then the shutdown as the reason. Island Air used to be a Hawaiian affiliate, flying Dash-8s and ATR-42s into small airports and feeding passengers into Hawaiian. Ohana was/is their plan to stay in that market with ATR42s. Island is unhappy with its ATRs (both the 42 and the larger 72), but doesn't seem to be able to solve any of its problems. I...
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Re: Island Air: Even Billionaires Get Airline Blues

Former Member ·
Mr. Ellison plays hardball. He comes by his wealth through calculated strategy. It appears that the matter of securing better aircraft for his airline is part of a larger effort to corner the market for premium service to "his" island. Who knows, maybe the island is for sale ? Make him an offer. When you own the island, let me know; I will be glad to come to Lanai and run the canoe livery.
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Anahola Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Anahola Beach Park, Kauai, Hawaii
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Nene (rare Hawaiian Goose), Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Nene (rare Hawaiian Goose), Kauai, Hawaii
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Anahola Beach Park,, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Anahola Beach Park,, Kauai, Hawaii
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Hibiscus, Kauai, Hawaii

DrFumblefinger ·
Hibiscus, Kauai, Hawaii
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Wild orchids, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Wild orchids, Kauai
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Lower Waimea Canyon, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Lower Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Waimea Canyon, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Waimea Canyon, Kauai

DrFumblefinger ·
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
 
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