Dec 28, 2012

Did you know ...?

Heading out on my 2nd attempt at paddleboarding
Inquiring minds may find interesting the following facts about Hawaii:
  • Hawaii is the most isolated population center on Earth.  It is 2390 miles from California, 3850 miles from Japan and 4900 miles from China
  • The Hawaiian archipelago spans the distance of 1523 miles, making Hawaii the longest island chain in the world
  • The state of Hawaii has just four counties: Honolulu (both a city and a county), Kauai, Maui and Hawaii (the "Big Island")
  • Sugar is mainly produced on Maui and Kauai, on roughly 70,000 acres with an annual production of 340,000 tons of raw sugar.  One ton of water is needed to make one pound of sugar.
  • Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.  Coffee plantations grow 8.5 million pounds of coffee annually
  • Trying to stay alive and upright, illustrated
  • The oldest school west of the Rockies (founded in 1831!) is Lahainaluna High School located right here on Maui.
  • It's highly likely that visitors to the House of Good Living will be subjected to countless images and accounts of paddle boarding.    

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