Grown Here, not Flown Here!

Massive container ships steam into the Port of Honolulu continually carrying the 6 million pounds of food shipped everyday to feed our state’s 1.4 million residents and 8 million annual visitors. Barges travel between the islands. Cargo planes land packed with fresh fruit and other perishables that wouldn’t survive the 2,500-mile ocean voyage. This is…

Kalaupapa – the leper colony

On the north side of the island of Molokai is a large peninsula of Kalaupapa. This peninsula is one of the most remote places in Hawaii, walled off from the rest of the island by some of the highest sea-cliffs (3,900 feet) in the world. The rest of the island terrain is referred to as…

Bedroom Before & After Remodel

After – New tile floors, paint, baseboards, ceiling trim, ceiling fan, furniture & art. BEFORE – We didn’t both fit on the bed so one had to use the couch.

Bathroom Before & After Remodel

AFTER – Bathroom as seen from the hall.  A sliding pocket door provides privacy. AFTER – New tiled walk-in shower with glass doors, new lighting, ceiling fan and toilet. AFTER – New lighting, vanity, sink, faucet and mirror. BEFORE – No need to say more.      

Kitchen Before & After Remodel

AFTER – We used the existing cabinets but added new handles, appliances, lights, ceiling fan, sink, faucet, marble countertop and glass backsplash, plus a work island. AFTER – An extension of our entertainment center provides additional storage to the kitchen and office space. BEFORE – The fridge was given to local friends from church, the stove traded for some…

Moana Hula Halau

Ancient Hawaiian traditions say the art form of hula dancing was started on the western end of the island of Molokai. Legends say that a woman named La’ila’i settled on Molokai and she brought with her the art of dance. For five generations she kept the hula dance a secret, passing it down only to her…

The Halawa Valley

The Halawa Valley is located at the far northeastern tip of Molokai (28 Mile), and is one of the jewels of the island. This spot is considered the longest continusouly inhabited spot in all of the Hawaiian Islands. It is believed that the area has been populated since 650 AD. It was an ideal location to…

Molokai’s First Church

The first Christian church to be established on Molokai dates back to 1832. The Kalua’aha Congregational Church still meets in the remains of its original building constructed in 1844.

Molokai Christmas Parade

Each year Molokai hosts a Lighted Christmas Parade through downtown Kaunakakai. The parade includes lighted floats from local businesses, churches, cultural organizations and more. The lead photo above, is from Friendly Market Center (one of our 2 local grocery stores). The photo above is “Winter Wonderland from the Planet Pandora”, based on an Avatar theme….

The Lanai (before and after)

Slowly but surely things are starting to come together in our new home on Molokai.  Many friends have been asking for photos of our place so we will start a short series of “before and after” photos.  First up is our outdoor space, the lanai. This photo is our ground floor lanai (which faces Maui…

LGN 044

Our car arrived in Molokai about 2 weeks ago.  We were very pleased to see it after a month of cramming ourselves into a compact rental car.  If you ship a car from the mainland to the Hawaiian Islands, you have 30 days after arrival to get the car registered. In addition to registration, each…