The Great Blog Train
What a wonderful and exciting month for me! I am so proud to get to Co-Host The Great Blog Train with some amazing women and on top of that I get to share a little bit about the beautiful place I am blessed to live in. Let’s get on to The Great Blog Train and come and take a little ride to Hawaii!!!!!
This month it is a bitter-sweet ride – we will be saying farewell to Lynn from Turnips2Tangerines and welcoming Angel from Sew Crafty Angel.
We will miss you Lynn and wish you the best!
Welcome to the Conductor Crew Angel!
Please meet our Destination Co-host:
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer’s blogs!
Hawaii is probably best known for its beautiful weather and wonderful beaches. While we do have amazing weather (most of the time) and our beaches are beyond incredible; I want to share a few other things that make Hawaii the most wonderful place to live and visit.
Hawaii is known as the Aloha State for its friendliness and exuberance of love wherever you go.
Our state Motto is Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono which means The Life of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.
The population of the State of Hawaii is 1, 408,600 spread out amongst 8 major Islands. The Island of Oahu known as the Gathering Island is the most populated with about 953,207 people. Oahu is home to our state capital Honolulu.
Hawaii became the 50th US State in 1959. What makes Hawaii so unique is its very wide range of cultures and ethnic groups. I love the way our beautiful Islands are made up of so many various ethnicities, which to me make us the World’s Melting Pot.
Here are some Hawaiian words and their meaning:
A hui hou~ until we meet again
Mahalo~ Thank you
E Komo Mai~ Welcome/Enter
‘Ono~ delicious/yummy “ono is also a type of fish
The Hawaiian language is so beautiful you can visit here to actually hear the translation 🙂
Hawaii is filled with endless culture and diversity. Please take a look at various websites to see the tremendous art of the dance and language of Hula. You can look here and here to get started. As you will see Hula has deeper meaning than just that of the artistic dancing and singing. If you’d like to learn a few Oli’s (chants), you can look here. You will see the significance of each of the different Oli’s given.
Hawaii is home to the USS Arizona Memorial located on the Island of Oahu in the city of Honolulu at Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona Memorial is the resting place of 1,102 marines and sailors that lost their life during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. This memorial was built-in 1962 and is visited by close to a million people annually. You are only able to get to this humbling memorial by boat. What still astonishes me and brings tears to my eyes is the leaking oil that can still be seen rising from the sunken battle ship.
As much as I would like to keep you on the train ride across the ocean it’s time to get on to The Great Blog Train. Thank you for visiting my enchanting and breath-taking Hawaii!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed the ride 🙂 I will leave off with another peek at the alluring Hawaiian Islands!