Visiting Bishop Museum 

Bishop Museum is an artifact in  itself. Built in 1898, you step back in time when you enter into the main hall. 

The stair case you see here is carved from Koa. Elsewhere it is known as acacia. The Koa was cut down at the property of Princess Pauahi’s estate on the big island of Hawaii. 

The Koa was then sent to Minnesota where it was milled and sent back to Oahu where it was put into the museum. 

            A close up of the finniel carving

Charles Bishop, Pauahi’s husband,chose Minnesota because he felt that the Sweeds who lived in Stillwater Minnesota were the best carpenters. 

It was at the bottom of this stair case that a student taking a private evening tour with her class told me about her experience. 

As the guard turned out the lights they stood there and watched as a lightly scented light assend to the second floor and checked out each exhibit case and then ascended up to the third floor and do the same. It then descended to the first floor and was gone. 

Yes there are many types of artifacts and visitors to the Bishop. You never walk away disappointed. 

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My computer has gone the way of the setting sun 

My battery is dead on my lap top I said as I cried into my coffee cup. It’s only ten years old. 

My kids are always telling me to get a grip and keep up with the times. Ma, there is no such thing as a $1.00 movie, Ma, get over it, hardly anything is made in America, Ma, that’s just how fruit taste now. Quit living in the past. 

And so I have to accept that my lap top had a good run. Without money though I’m going to be writing my Blog from my iPhone for a long, long time. 

A good friend came to town for a few days and all of us old friends were able to get together at the Hau Tree Lanai for dinner. 


            That’s me on the bottom right. 


And like my computer that was fabulous while I had it this sunset was breathtaking and entertained me and my camera for quite awhile. Then it was gone. 

I still have my iPhone though so I can share short post and some very special moments. Here is the photo that thrilled me and once again made me realize how lucky I am to live in Hawaii. 


What are they all staring at? Not this photo the next one. 

This mother seal was the first ever to give birth on the island of Oahu. She had her little pup last year right here in front of the restaurant. Can you see it on her right?  She returned this year so that I could see it. Well maybe not but you can bet she made the reunion of old friends extra special.