Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 0 in Hawaii

I didn't invent the #hawaiifacts hashtag, but I adopted it when we touched down last Monday.

and here we are in Hawaii. land of the 13-letter alphabet, and the only US state with a coffee crop. #hawaiifacts#maui2011 Mon Mar 07 via Twitter for iPhone

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  Ľokina [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

Beach Access
and Lux got settled in quickly.
Day 219

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 #hawaiifactsMon Mar 07 via Twitter for iPhone

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