Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless (Wordful) Wednesday - Postcard Swap: Hawaii "thats us" 7 of 50

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Last week was our week of the swap to send postcards!
When I went to buy our postcards there was a great selection to choose from and there was no way I could pick just one so I just started grabbing one of each and counting until I had 51 (got extra just in case). I only have a few that are the same. When I went to check out, the girl at the register was not too happy with me because she had to scan each postcard individually...
The postcard above is my favorite. We have lived here almost a year now and I am still in awe with the mountains. There just so amazing and beautiful. Here are some more of the postcards we sent off:
I wanted "Fun Facts" to write on our postcards, so, I turned to Google! I only wish I had more room to write.

Our postcard message:
"The Aloha State"
"Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. There are 8 major islands.  Haleakala Crater (Ha-lay-ah-ja-lah) on Maui is the world's largest dormant Volcano and Kilauea Volcano on The Big Island is the world's most active. Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee. Aloha!"

More Fun Facts:
-Hawaii is the only U.S. state whose land area is increasing (from volcanic eruptions).
-There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Vowels: A, E, I, O, U - Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W
-Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth. It is 2,390 miles (3,850 km) from California, 3,850 miles (6,195 km) from Japan and 4,900 miles (7,885 km) from China.
-Hawaii has its own time zone. It’s called Hawaiian Standard Time. There is no daylight savings time in Hawaii, which means that in summer, Hawaii is three hours behind the U.S. West Coast, while in winter, Hawaii is two hours behind the U.S. West Coast. (Which makes it very annoying trying to keep track of what time it is where our families and friends live).
-More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii. The Dole Plantation is on the Island of Oahu which has the World's Largest Botanical Maze.
-Flip-flops are called slippers
-Appetizers are called Pupus
-Mahalo means Thank You
-Aloha means affection, love, peace, compassion and mercy. Since the middle of the 19th century, it also has come to be used as an English greeting to say goodbye and hello.

State Motto: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
State Flower: Hibiscus (yellow)
State Bird: Nene (Hawaiian Goose)
State Song: "Hawaii Ponoi"
State Tree: Kukui (Candlenut)
State Mammal: Humpback Whale
State Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua`a also known as the rectangular triggerfish

We still need a few more Families to participate in the Postcard swap from: Florida, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Vermont & Wyoming - Email me if you would like to participate.




Mrs. Marine

17 Comments :

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Love the postcard! Great facts too. You could also add that Hawaii is home to the only royal palace in the US. If you haven't already toured the inside of 'Iolani Palace, you've gotta do it before you leave the island. It's amazing!
Thanks for stopping by and linking up. I'm homesick. And it's your fault. Again. lol Have a great day!

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

alicia said...

Does this mean you've been to these places? I'm totally wishing I was in Hawaii about now. Happy WW! http://weloveiowa.blogspot.com/2010/07/wordless-wednesday-boy-and-his-frog.html

Owen's Mom said...

Gorgeous! I just adore post cards. Now I want to travel.

Uyen said...

wow, beautiful...and to be able to live there too!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Those are really interesting facts. I am so looking forward to visiting Hawaii one day.

Maureen @ TatterScoops said...

Interesting facts. Thanks for sharing. Hawaii is on my bucket list ;) Happy WW

Kerry said...

Wow, I'm also stationed in Hawaii with my hubby who's at Kbay. Super cool. I LOVE the mountains too. They're just gorgeous! :)

Grampy said...

Great idea. Postcard swap.You might want to try it internationally.
Love the Hawaii facts.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous! It's so green and lush. This has to go on my list of places to see...

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

That is a great card, I love how the mountain is reflected in the water.

Stevebethere said...

Lovely cards i love the colours

love the idea of adding the facts

thank you and happy WWW!(Wordless Wordful Wednesday lol :-)

Amy Kelly said...

The picture is so peaceful. I love it.

Carrie said...

Sigh...I would love to be in Hawaii right now...actually I'd like to be anywhere I could sleep the whole night and not have to deal with children in the morning. Now THAT would be a vacation. The sunshine, beaches, and countless alcoholic drinks would be a bonus :)

Happy WW! Come on by and link up

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The Humuhumunukunukuapua is my son's favorite fish. He loves to say its name over and over again.

JamericanSpice said...

I love reading those about the state. I would love to live there! LOVE IT!

And we say slippers in my country too :)

I still have some of those postcards!

Aloha!

Julie from Momspective said...

You continue to make me jealous. Over and over. *hugs*

Lorie Shewbridge said...

That is such a gorgeous photograph. I would SO love to visit Hawaii... it is on our "Bucket List" so someday I may just come knocking at your door, hope you don't mind. TeeHee
Thanks for all the interesting facts. I was most intrigued by the fact that there are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet - which explains why all the words sound similar to me.

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