Thursday, September 24, 2009

God's Country

A L O H A!

Glad you made it. You like go holoholo?

(In Hawaiian, "holoholo" means

"leisurely journey")

Jus` jump in da car fo` some island cruising.

We stay going to Waimanalo.

Dey call it: "God's Country."

Stay Come - We GO!

Oh funny eh?

Waimanalo is pure country.

Hawaiians live there on Homestead lots, rich haoles (Caucasians/foreigners) have most of da beach front.

But Waimanalo Beach Park is a favorite camping area for all.

Locals call it "Sherwood Forrest" or Sherwoods."

Bellows Air Force Station is a military beachfront-recreational

(and training) area. Sometimes the Marines "take the beach" in amphibious vehicles.

"Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness."

Ray Bradbury

Almost there!

The road here is right by the sea. Shallow "flats" run out to the reef creating an idyllic protected bay.
This is the sunrise side of Oahu.

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine

Look, rabbit island!

"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog

to see the moon when it is full."

Lord Dunsany

We made it to Our Friend's back yard in Wamanalo.

Know what folks do in da back yard?

We grind (eat) and we bring out da instruments fo` play some music

Kanikapila style!

Check out Bruddah (below) he going talk Hawaiian fo` minute,

den goof around for a bit, but DEN he going sing some ono (delicious) falsetto fo` you!

From e-Hawaii:

"kanikapila (kani ka pila)(kah knee kah pee la)
Definition: literally defined, kani means sound and pila means any string musical instrument or to play music. Informally, it simply means to gather together and play music.

Used In A Sentence: We go kanikapila dis weekend.

In English: Why don’t we get together this weekend and play some music with each other?"

Glad you could make it ;-]

"Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe."

Anatole France

Aloha! Cloudia