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What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?  
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Well, what is it?

My favorite is Kauai because of the beautiful plants, exotic animals, not too many tourists go there since it is so far away from the main island, and the Native people are just awesome, plain and simple. I went to that island 3 times, once in 1997 and once in 1999. Spent 2 weeks at each time. Other times I went to the main island. and when we went in 1999, we also went to the island next to kauai. I forgot the name, but there were only 3 hotels on the whole island, and they were very small!

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

The one with Aloha 737-200 living on it!  Laugh out loud

This is a tough question!
It's like picking your favorite Spice Girl. They're all beautiful!

I have to choose between Hawaii 'The Big Island' and Molokai.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

Mokoli'i (Chinaman's Hat)  Big thumbs up



User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Having been to Oahu, The Big Island, and Kauai, I have to say its Kauai all the way for the same reasons 174thfwff said. Also, I loved Poipu beach. Very few people on the beach when I was there since most of the hotels had been destroyed by Hurricane Iniki.

No matter where you go in Hawaii, going here is a must.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineRodney King From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Ni'ihau and Kaho'olawe


Hi! Aloha737-200.
 Big grin


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

Hi CstarU!

Hi Cstar King!!  Big grin

OK, 174th, you started this post just to get my attention didn't you. It's a conspiracy cause you knew I couldn't resist a good Hawaiian post.

Well, you have it, my undivided attention! Big grin

OK, the way I feel right now, I have to say my favorite, for reasons explained below, is :

MAUI



Reasons being: Maui has the perfect blend of people and nature. there's not too many people or tourist areas, which means there are alot of places you can go for a nice, secluded swim or hike. The beaches are not choked with tourists, the waterfalls are not fake.

And the people: Maui's people are like small-town people. they're there for each other, and the Hawaiian environment only amplifies that. Aloha spirit is interwoved within every aspect of Maui life. People are prefectly content with sufficing with a bicycle other than a car. Kids go to school barefoot. Aloha shirts are not out of style  Big grin

But most of all Mauians are there for each other. Food is expensive as you know. So usually babysitters in Maui are paid in vegetables, fruits, or everybody's favorite, coconuts.

True story. Big grin

Also, those who have financial problems in Maui need not worry. It's a common occurance for neighbors in maui to bond to such a great length they consider themselves family, and for the less fortunate, they always find a home in th eland of Aloha.

Maui is the best of all worlds.

Aloha's second favorite island is

Kauai!



Reasons being: The utter beauty. Maui can't compare to Kauai's beauty. However there are not enough people on Kauai, there more things to do in nature but city life is more dull than city life in Maui, and I am a person who enjoys alot f things to do.

Kauai is a back-to-nature island. It's for the person that craves relaxation 24hrs a day, and it's for the naturelover too. But there's not alot to do in the city itself.

Next comes

Oahu



Oahu would be my favorite if it didn't have so many people. But it has too many people, it's too busy for me, except the north and east shores. THAt is paradise if anything!! I love Oahu, too many people, not enough wild places.

Following would be the

Big Island.

The only place I could live in the big island would be in the Hamakua/Hilo area, where its rainy and very green all the time. The rest of the island is ranch land and rather dry= not my type of place.

174th:

The island with the three hotels you are talking about is

MOLOKA'I

I believe. Were there 3,000-ft sea cliffs on the north shore and does the name Kalaupapa mean anything to you? If it does, it was Moloka'i, between Maui and O'ahu.

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic

BTW, if you noticed, I declined to post any Hawaii pictures. Not long ago I was advised to quit doing that, it was becoming an addiction!  Big grin



User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

B757300:
I went to the USS Memorial. It was a blast!
I still liked the other Islands better.

Rodney King:
Ni'ihau and Kaho'olawe is not open to the general public.

Midway would be a cool place to visit.






Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

Chinaman's hat is a very beautiful island, but not much of a night life!  Big grin





















Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic LOL


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Aloha, I'll provide the pictures.  Big thumbs up

Haleakala Nat'l Park, Maui


top: Lanai; bottom: Front St., Lahaina, Maui



Superfly's old house, Gary, Indiana


oops! wrong island!!! Embarrassment


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

CstatU:
 Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud

That is hilarious! Big grin Big grin Big grin: D: Big grin



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Nice house Superfly!!!!

!



Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

I've only been to the Big Island and Oahu, so I have to say it's HAWAI'I all the way!

Althought Hanapa (sp?) Bay on Oahu is simply amazing.

SFOintern


User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

I have only been too Kauai, Maui, and Oahu. Maui is the best because it is the perfect mix of nature and civilization. Kauai is beautiful, but empty with nothing else to do (except go to the airport  Smile) Oahu is just like one big city, too many people on most parts of the island. If anyone goes to Maui, you must take the sunrise bikeride down Haleakala, it is just the coolest thing. (and if you are there in the winter, it is litterally the coldest thing besides Alaska  Smile) I have never seen a landscape that actually makes you feel like you are on Mars like Haleakala does.

pgh234


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

SFO- You REALLY needed to see Kaua'i and Maui!

User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

PGH234- You know, the coldest temperature ever recorded atop Haleakala was -14 degrees F!!!!

Can you believe that? (I can  Big grin )

The sunrise bike is a must, but you have to pay alot of money for it. Anywhere from $60 to $90.

Me, I got my own bike. Bike up there around, say, 3:30 in the morning. The excercise will keep you warm, then wait in the the visitor center till the sun comes up, then bike on down.

It's all free!!

Thing is, the Haleakala Highway is very dangerous so you have to have good brakes. I've heard of people smashing their heads in because thye missed a turn, so make sure yo've got good mountain bike caliper-pull brakes. Otherwise, don't do it, unless you bike down the much-less-travelled Skyline Drive!!  Big thumbs up

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1158 times:

Hana Airport, Maui


Waihe'e Valley, Maui



Aloha737-200,

Look what you've done! I can't stop posting.


Superfly,

I'll try to take new pictures of Gary, IN.


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Hehehe.... Acting devilish

Don't stop till you get enough, Cstar....


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

bike down the much-less-travelled Skyline Drive!!

...down to Polipoli State Park.


What else in Maui?


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1154 times:

Cstar, OK, we've seen the photos of Lana'i, Lahaina, Waihe'e, Haleakala, Wailua Falls, do you have any others?

(Besides the one of O.J. at Waianapanapa and at Chinaman's hat!  Big grin )

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1152 times:

Aloha you are right! Maybe I will in the near term (5 years) when I'm going to take a 1 year sebbatical to work for Aloha Airlines!

SFOintern


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

SFO- what is a sebbatical????

Anways I'm gonna work for Aloha after college, perhaps, oh, five to ten years after, maybe more.

You know everything moves a bit slower in Hawaii!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

West Maui, viewed from a Hawaiian DC-9-50 (Sorry Aloha737-200  Big grin).


Damn! I can't find pictures of Pocatello.


User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

A sebbatical is a fancy term for leave of absence. =)

I know what you mean about the hawaii/college thing... one of the interns I work with goes to the Univ of Hawaii and is in her 6th year =).

Hanging loose is mo' betta!

BTW, I love Aloha's 737-200s. People say they're dirty inside, but I personally like the leather interiors.

SFOintern


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Topic: RE: Best Beaches In Florida?

Username: SophieMaltese
Posted 08-15-01 05:51 and read 12 times.

I'm going to South Beach in Miami this weekend,



Gretchen,

Can Superfly and I meet you there?

Make sure your girlfriends are also there, and please NO boyfriends!
 Big grin



User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

OOOPS! WRONG TOPIC!!!!!!!!!!


 Embarrassment Embarrassment Embarrassment


25 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : LOL SFOI didn't mean it THAT way!! I'm gong to HCC for a 2 year degree, I intend to finish in 2 years.I'll have to wrk up through PAcific Wings and Is
26 Post contains images CstarU : Topic: RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island? Username: CstarU Posted 08-16-01 02:37 and read 6 times. Topic: RE: Best Beaches In Florida? Usernam
27 174thfwff : Wow, I go to work, come home and it's post galore. Thanks all who posted. and Aloha 737-200, that sounds about right!
28 Climbout : Well, it's been twelve years since I've been to Hawaii and I am due another trip. I love Kauai because of the black sand on the beach. When we were on
29 Pgh234 : Aloha 737-200: Sure the coldest was -14F, but have you ever thought about the windchill!!! It had to have been colder than -30F windchill when I was t
30 Blink182 : I stayed at Kona on the Big Island a looooooooong time ago and I thought it was cool. rgds, blink182
31 174thfwff : When I was in Kauai, I stayed in the Hyatt Resort
32 RealHigh : I really like the island of Hawaii the Big Island and Lanai. Next time I go, I want to see Kauai and Molokai. I was in Maui but it rained the entire t
33 Us330 : I went to the Big Island when I was seven, and I would like to go back, as it was so beautiful, but I have always wanted to go to Maui and Kauai
34 KonaB777 : Maui is probably my favorite. Wailea kicks ass.
35 Post contains images Chris28_17 : Ah!! hawaii rocks! im fortunate enough to have family that lives there so its a pretty regular trip for me... see if i can dig up some shots..... CHRI
36 Post contains images Airlinelover : Hawaii has ISLANDS!!! JFC!! When did this happen??? Chris
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