Sunday May 31st is Trinity Sunday in United States…

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States. It is one of the few feasts that are celebrated as a doctrine instead of an event. It is also symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.

Pope Gregory IX instituted Trinity Sunday in 828 CE. This day is notable for being the only major Christian festival that celebrates a doctrine of the church rather than an event in its sacred history. It is dedicated to the Christian belief in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and falls on the Sunday following Pentecost each year. The belief of one God in three elements is a distinctive of the Christian faith but the early church was plagued by contrary views. Trinity Sunday spread throughout the western church around the 14th century.

The ordinal Sundays following Trinity Sunday are focused on Christian growth and discipleship after a long period of emphasis on the life and ministry of Jesus. In the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches, the Sunday of Pentecost itself is called Trinity Sunday.

Trinity Sunday is not a federal holiday in the United States.

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Experience Kailua Kona Hawaii on a Segway PT…


Going thru Kailua Kona on a Segway® Personal Transporter (PT) is such a cool experience. When you’re on a Segway PT you know you are having fun because of the Segway Smile, and when you glide thru the town — it just doesn’t get any better! 

Kona Intro Tour

This tour is the first time Segwaynian. The tour offer instruction and a short ride down the path of kings, Alii drive. A perfect way to be introduced to the Segway P/T Cruiser.  This tour is 30 Mins. 

Old Kona Town Tour

The Old Kona Town Tour is the perfect way to see Kona town and learn some fun fact and history while gliding along on your Segway Personal Transporter. The tour starts at the historical Kona Inn and continues downs Alii drive, gliding by Hulihe’e  Palace, Moku’aikaua Church and Ahu’ena  Heiau, the residents of Kamehameha I. until his death in 1819. The tour continues down Alii Drive to St. Michael Church, Waiaha Beach Park (Honis) and back to The Kona Inn. This tour is 1 hour. 

Historical Kona Town Tour

The Kona Historical Tour offers the beginner and novice alike a chance to glide threw Kona experiencing the history and the mana  that made  Old Kona Town. The tour starts at The Kona Inn and glides down  Alii drive to Hulihe’e Palace , Moku’aikaua Church, Kamakahonu , White Sands Beach, and Ku’emanu Heiau, which was dedicated to the sport of surfing. Visit ancient stone walls erected  by ancient residents of Hawaii who were known for their overnight feats of architectural  engineering called  Menehunes. As we glide down Kona coast line, you  will have a chance to take in the breath taking vistas that make Hawaii’s beaches world famous.  This tour is 2 hours.

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We Reached Horuaroa…

Leaving the heiau, we passed by a number of smaller temples, principally on the sea shore, dedicated to Kuura, a male, and Hina, a female idol, worshipped by fishermen, as they were supposed to preside over the sea, and to conduct or impel to the shores of Hawaii, the various shoals of fish that visit them at different seasons of the year. The first of any kind of fish, taken in the season, was always presented to them, especially the operu, a kind of herring. This custom exactly accords with the former practice of the inhabitants of Maui and the adjacent islands, and of the Society islanders.  

At two P. M. we reached Horuaroa, a large and populous district. Here we found Keoua, the governor’s wife, and her attendants, who had come from Kairua for wauti, with which to make cloth. Shortly after, we reached a village called Karuaokalani, (the second heaven,) where was a fine heiau, in good preservation. It is called Pakiha; its dimensions were 270 feet by 210. We could not learn the idol to which it was dedicated, but were informed it was built in the time of Keakealani, who, according to tradition, was queen of Hawaii about eleven generations back. The walls were solid, thick, and nearly entire; and the singular manner in which the stones were piled upon the top, like so many small spires, gave it an unusually interesting appearance. (Ellis)

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 (These are excerpts from a book by William Ellis that has survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired.)

Did You Know…?

 

 

 

Pritchardia pacifica

Hawaiian name Sakiki . Although originating in the south eastern Pacific (Fiji) Islands, it was considered a favorite palm by the indigenous people, and so its seeds were dispersed throughout Polynesia, and were also brought to Hawaii by the early navigators. Its broad fan-shaped leaves could provide quick shelter from a sudden rain shower, and shade from the hot tropical sun.

According to the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s website, some 23 other species of Pritchardia are endemic to Hawaii, which means they originated in Hawaii. Many of these are either extinct or ndangered in the wild because their seeds are eaten by rats.

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Experience Our Arboretum…

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Across from the Rainbow Walk is the Arboretum. This section is bordered by a twin row of gigantic “Cook Island Pines”, so named for the islands discovered on Captain Cook’s voyages. a driveway lined with majestic Royal Palms and the Hanapueo Stream. It covers several acres and includes large numbers of specimens, especially trees that produce flowers, fruits and nuts. These include abiu, several species of bananas, Brazilian cherries, breadfruit, cashew, cinnamon, citrus, jack fruit, longan, lychee, macadamia, miracle fruit, ohia, palms of many types, papaya, paradise nuts, and sapote to name just a few.

Bird of paradise, bougainvillea, gingers, heliconias, hibiscus, orchids, plumeria and many other plants bloom throughout the arboretum.

Large areas of grass and hand-decorated tables set in amongst the trees allow you to relax and enjoy views of the gardens or the ocean while eating your picnic lunch or just relaxing on the greensward. During the winter, you can watch humpback whales playing in the ocean while you enjoy your picnic. 

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May 22nd is National Maritime Day in United States…

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On May 22, the date that the American steamship Savannah sailed from the United States to England. This event marked the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean using steam propulsion.  On May 20, 1933, Congress declared May 22 as National Maritime Day. During World War II more than 250,000 members of the American Merchant Marine served their country, with more than 6700 giving their lives, hundreds being detained as prisoners of war and more than 800 ships being sunk or damaged.

In 2006 the Maritime Administration joined forces with the American Association of Port Authorities, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Council Inc., the US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration and other entities involved in the maritime industry to raise the awareness of National Maritime Day and of the maritime industry as a whole.

The President is requested to issue each year a proclamation calling on: people to observe National Maritime Day by displaying the flag of the United States at their homes or other suitable places; and government officials to display the flag on all government buildings on National Maritime Day.

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Let yourself go…

Zip-Isle

Come enjoy Zip Isle Zip Line Adventures at Botanical World on the Hamakua Coast just a few minutes from Hilo. We are open every day of the week, every week of the year for your enjoyment!

With Zip Isle, guests can have a complete Hawaiian Eco Tour Adventure. Combined with the many other features of the World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls that are included in your admission, you get the best of the Big Island experience in one location.

You will experience the thrill of a lifetime but still have time to see the other unique features of the Big Island including views of the volcano, waterfalls, whales (in winter), the rain forest and other nearby wonders that await you.

Before or after you go zipping, you can view beautiful Kamaee Falls and walk through acres of lush tropical gardens. Non-zipping family members can stroll through our Rainforest Trail and watch you zip while they experience the beauty of the tropical landscape. Young and old alike can enjoy strolling through the world’s second largest Herbaceous Maze. 

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31-240 Old Mamalahoa Highway                   Open daily – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

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