Tuesday, April 8, 2008

TRAVEL TUESDAY ~ MOLOKAI ~ HAWAII



This church was built by Father Damien. It is called Our Lady of Seven Sorows. Father Damien took care of the people who had leprosy here.



Okay, so where has Travel Tuesday been? Well, I have been kind of busy with grandbabies and life and well just things. So I have decided to do Travel Tuesday once or twice a month for awhile. It depends how busy I am and I have a feeling the next few month are going to be full but that's okay because it's a good fullness.

So let's learn more with this little island. You might not even have heard of this island in Hawaii. It is a relatively undeveloped island, and no building is taller then a coconut palm and there is only one single stoplight. There's no mall, no neon signs, no elevators and no burger places. At least that is what their website tells me. I have never been here and it definitely sounds like it has a rugged beauty about it. Inland is the Molokai Outfitters Ranch. You can do mountain biking, horseback riding, archery, clay shooting, ocean kayaking and hiking. Their website also tells me that a must do here is the Molokai Mule ride, which takes you down the world's highest cliffs and along a 2.9 mile trail. The world's highest cliffs huh? On a mule?? Might hurt the your bottom a little or freak you out from the heights. LOL They also say that life here is slow and relaxed, it's rural and peaceful and it's like stepping back in time 50 years. The island is 38 miles long and 10 miles wide. I really think it would be worth the trip just to see the largest sea cliffs in the world. There are only a handful of places to stay on this island, with the nicest one being inland at The Lodge at Molokai Ranch. It really looks secluded and peaceful, a place to really get away from everything. Just look at the photos, this place is gorgeous! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Molokai. I'm not sure if I'll ever make it to this island but I would like too. Not sure where I am going for the next Travel Tuesday yet, been throwing Australia around in my mind lately but since I have not been there either it might be to somewhere I am familiar with. Have a great Tuesday!


8 comments:

Donna said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to go to!! Maybe someday!! have fun today!!hughugs

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Joan, love it...I do that with real estate, my SIL will call me and say where are you house hunting today? I love to go on realtor.com and just house hunt.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Knit-Wit said...

Ive enjoyed our tour of Hawaii! Australia is someplace my husband and I have always dreamed of visiting also.

Katie said...

I remember learning about Molokai in travel and tourism school and thinking that it would be a quaint place to visit...off the beaten path.

Kellan said...

Just gorgeous!! I want to be there right now!!!

Have a good evening, Joan - see ya - Kellan

COLLS GARDEN said...

Molokai looks beautiful Joan. Hope your new little grandson is getting over his reflux, poor little pet. Like you, I hate it when the little ones aren't well. That pic of Maddie on the sofa is adorable.
Hugs, Coll :-}

Sornie said...

After seeing this, I want to go to Molokai which would make my third island.

Mel's World said...

I love your Travel Tuesday's and actually thought about starting one called Travel Tips Tuesday's on my travel blog...

Come and Visit with Me at Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn! and Mel's World Travel Biz!