I didn't invent the #hawaiifacts hashtag, but I adopted it when we touched down last Monday.
The coffee crop fact is beyond doubt but the alphabet is less clear-cut. There are those that will tell you that there are only 12 letters—A, E, I, O, U and H, K, L, M, N, P, W—but of course the venerable Wikipedia makes clear that in 1864
the ʻokina [apostrophe] became a recognized letter of the Hawaiian alphabet...making 13 in all, so there you go.
Lux, Wendy and I were going to be on the island of Maui for a week. We'd picked a few different locations to stay and were kicking off with the relatively snazzy Honua Kai resort outside of Lahaina. It was beautiful
We spent the first day scoping out the place (in general: gorgeous, lush, 83°F). By the evening I'd learned another fact.
every US state has at least one straight line as part of its boundary, except for hawaii #hawaiifacts