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.
From 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.
I was surprised at her exploratory nature at my friend’s 5 acre estate just north of Hilo.
“Lizzie get down from there, you’ll hurt yourself.”
One day we drove straight across the middle of the island on the new…
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