53 years ago today, Hawai’i became the 50th state. Whether they wanted it or not.
Was there for a week seven years ago in 2005, and it was beautiful. A true paradise.
I was finally in the land of Magnum P.I. and Hawaii Five-On – got to see Diamond Head and that famous pink hotel along Waikiki Beach with the theme songs from both shows playing in my head.
The place is incredibly far but it felt so comfortable when I got there. The weather was glorious and the landscape and nature, especially the trees(!), were amazing. Back then I would definitely have moved there if given the chance. The main drawback – it was in the middle of nowhere. Like in most cases, it would likely be fun the first few weeks, and would’ve gotten too familiar too quickly. But it was nice to be in a place where I looked like everyone else and where everything seemed to work. Hope I get a chance to go back someday.