You might be surprised to see so many cowboy things on the Big Island of Hawaii. But, Hawaii had cowboys first. Really.
Captain George Vancouver gave Kamehameha I a gift of cattle in 1793. The king put a kapu on them. It was criminal to kill them. So the herd grew. And grew.
These are not the pretty cows you might see at a dairy. These were descendants of the cows that had survived and bred in the American west. Tough ornery longhorns. Continue reading Paniolos, Hawaiian Cowboys
Grandad’s Apples is a popular stop with locals for fresh apple cider donuts and cold cider slush.
Grandad’s Apples is on 64 on the west side of Hendersonville, past the turn for Walmart.
The road is called Chimney Rock Road there. Continue reading Grandad’s Apples, Henderson County
The dancer at Paniolo Greens was wearing a traditional green ti leaf skirt.
Ti leaves comes from the cordyline fruticose plant. This is in the Asparagus family, can you believe it? Continue reading How a Traditional Ti Leaf Hula Skirt is Made