174thfwff
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What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:44 am

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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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:50 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:56 am

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

 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:12 am

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.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:14 am

Ni'ihau and Kaho'olawe


Hi! Aloha737-200.
 Big grin
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:35 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:41 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:42 am

Chinaman's hat is a very beautiful island, but not much of a night life!  Big grin Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic LOL
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:46 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:48 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:52 am

Nice house Superfly!!!!

!

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:56 am

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.

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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:59 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:01 am

SFO- You REALLY needed to see Kaua'i and Maui!
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:06 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:07 am

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.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:10 am

Hehehe.... Acting devilish Don't stop till you get enough, Cstar....
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:11 am

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

...down to Polipoli State Park.


What else in Maui?
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:15 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:24 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:26 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:28 am

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


Damn! I can't find pictures of Pocatello.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:33 am

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:37 am

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

 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:38 am

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


 Embarrassment Embarrassment Embarrassment
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:43 am

LOL SFO I didn't mean it THAT way!!  Big grin 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 Island Air after college to get to Aloha, so I'm guessing 5-10 years is about right.  Big thumbs up What are you apologizing for Cstar??? Shaddap Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:46 am

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?

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



A little too many mai tais.


 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 11:14 am

Wow, I go to work, come home and it's post galore.
Thanks all who posted. and Aloha 737-200, that sounds about right!
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 11:33 am

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 our way to the luau, we saw the mountains still flaming fromt he volcanic activity. Cool!
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 11:48 am

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 there. (Which was Dec/Jan 99/00 if you want to know) That wind was something like 50 mph steady with gusts higher than that. I dont know if that is the norm, but going to Hawaii I never expected to get frostbite as bad as I did.

CstarU: Thanks for the pict of Hana Airport. That place is a joke! My bedroom is bigger than the whole "terminal." My family and I did the "road to Hana" one day and decided to stop at the airport just to see what it looks like. I have never seen an airport that small!! We walked in and I thought it was the funniest sight when I saw the budget rent-a-car "desk." They had something like two or three cars outside. It was hilarious.

pgh234
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 11:51 am

I stayed at Kona on the Big Island a looooooooong time ago and I thought it was cool.
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 1:17 pm

When I was in Kauai, I stayed in the Hyatt Resort
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 3:24 pm

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 time. I went at a bad time of the year.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Thu Aug 16, 2001 10:50 pm

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
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 12:35 am

Maui is probably my favorite. Wailea kicks ass.
 
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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 1:23 am

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.....










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RE: What Is Your Favorite Hawaiian Island?

Fri Aug 17, 2001 9:50 am

Hawaii has ISLANDS!!! JFC!! When did this happen???

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