In March of this year, the clothespin doll, Evangeline, had a lovely chance to travel with our friends and do some exploring in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. Would you like to come along on her journey of favorite memories from there?
In one of the guest houses the host, who was a champion wind surfer, provided this beautiful Hawaiian bouquet as a warm welcome to his visitors. Notice the uniquely formed Bird of Paradise flower and the pretty pincushion protea.
Don and Chip spent time relaxing with their feet up, admiring the brightly colored Hawaiian pineapple socks my Dad sent with them for their trip. They were also admiring the effect of those socks against the amazing tropical scenery.
The Hawaiian State Flower is the yellow hibiscus that is native to these islands.
On the Island of Oahu, our friends visited the Dole Plantation – in celebration of pineapples! Hawaii has built up a large pineapple industry even though I learned that pineapples are not native there, but come from South America originally.
Don and Chip enjoying the inside of a cool pineapple.
Below are windsurfers on Oahu Island.
Oahu is home to the State Capital, Honolulu.
Also of interest is Pearl Harbor, a powerful place to visit in remembrance of its history to our nation. It was a very moving experience for our friends who were able to be there. Awesome.
Below, Evangeline, got her picture taken at Hanauma Bay at the south end of Oahu.
The land of sand and palm trees. So unlike our home in New York!
The North Shore is the legendary birthplace of big wave surfing. I don’t think Evangeline was keen to try it this time. “Have fun, guys!” says she.
Ker-splash, and away they go!
It is amazing to see God’s handiwork expressing His personality in so many ways. Some places He designed to be rugged, powerful and mighty. Some gentle, quiet and peaceful. Some places are colorful, bright and joyful.
He is present in all places, and delights to have our company. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20
“If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23
Part Two coming soon…