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Lizzie Borden in Hawaii

09 Feb

I decided to take Lizzie Borden with me to Hawaii this year.  Aside from bringing the most inappropriate clothing and a few surprising missteps in behavior, she was a most agreeable travel companion.

I usually stay on the more touristy side of the Big Island, Kona, but this year opted for Hilo – the only place in the entire State that is still representative of old time Hawaii.

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DSCN6421From the balcony of our hotel room we had a view of the cruise ships harbored in the distance.

Lizzie so enjoyed watching them sailing in and out and told me of her voyage on the Grand Tour in 1890.DSCN6657

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DSCN6685  I was surprised at her exploratory nature at my friend’s 5 acre estate just north of Hilo.

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“Lizzie get down from there, you’ll hurt yourself.”

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“That’s better.”

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One day we drove straight across the middle of the island on the new between the two volcanoes.

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Lizzie was in awe of its beautiful terrain.

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We lunched in Kailua Kona.

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We visited the old stone church across from the Queen’s Palace…….

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….where Lizzie suddenly became distressed that no one was in the pews.  I had to remind her it was Thursday.

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At one point she even climbed aboard the display of the ship on which the missionaries sailed from Boston in the 1870’s.

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Lizzie loved the many beaches and when she asked “Will we see more up the roadway?” , I answered “Since we’re on an island, I’d be saying Yes.”

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At the famous Rainbow Falls.

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“Lizzie, you’re too far out…..come in closer to shore.”

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“Thank you.”

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Sunrise.

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Moonrise.

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Always conscious of her deportment, I was surprised on one occasion having to say:  “Lizzie, get up off the table, you’re embarrassing yourself.”

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But in all fairness, this is what occurred a little earlier.

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Aside from that misstep, the trip was amazing for both Lizzie and myself.   I may even take her next year.

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Aloha and Mahalo.

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