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Here is a pic of the big imposing fortress they built.

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Another view. this thing was immense.

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I thought I would end our vacation with a few picks of where we live when were over there. It's a 2 br, 2 ba and has a kinda magical charm about it. Here is a view of house and main lanai from the garden.

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Here is a shot looking down the side of the lanai into the garden. The taller palms in the background are Bo's.

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Here is a pic of the inside showing the new piece of furniture we purchased to put our tv in.

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Here is another view inside during the day. The view out the windows is like a jungle portrait.

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Well, thats pretty much it. We hope you enjoyed our big island adventure. If you would like to stay here and see what the big island has to offer first hand PM me as we still have spots available through the spring and summer.

Mahalo,

Steve

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Shon

That was great Steve especially that shot from inside the house looking out to the jungle. You could swear it almost looks fake. Thanks for sharing and welcome back So Cal where palms go to struggle.

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(Shon @ Mar. 23 2008,09:00)

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That was great Steve especially that shot from inside the house looking out to the jungle. You could swear it almost looks fake. Thanks for sharing and welcome back So Cal where palms go to struggle.

Thanks Shon, It's good to be back...kinda. We sure miss it over there! Growing palms there is effortless while here in So Cal. it's slow and go. I would say palms grow 3 to 4 times faster there than So Cal and without irrigation  :o !

Steve

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amazondk

Thanks for all the pictures of your stay in Hawaii.  You have a great place to get away to there.

dk

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bgl

Steve,

Well, fortunately we've had just about the right amount of irrigation since you left (about half an inch per day). But it's the effortless kind of irrigation! :D And the price is right! :cool:

Bo-Göran

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(amazondk @ Mar. 23 2008,11:26)

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Thanks for all the pictures of your stay in Hawaii.  You have a great place to get away to there.

dk

Thanks Don, Your place in the Amazon is amazing too!

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(bgl @ Mar. 23 2008,11:29)

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Steve,

Well, fortunately we've had just about the right amount of irrigation since you left (about half an inch per day). But it's the effortless kind of irrigation! :D And the price is right! :cool:

Bo-Göran

Bo, half an inch per day is awesome!!! I feel cheated as I love the rain and I don't know if we had half an inch the whole 2 weeks we were there during the mini drought. Good to here were finally getting some and I know my new palms will be happy  :D .

Thanks,

Steve

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Steve,

For the record - we had 0.44 inches during the entire time you were here. That's pretty pathetic! :D

Bo-Göran

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(bgl @ Mar. 23 2008,13:54)

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Steve,

For the record - we had 0.44 inches during the entire time you were here. That's pretty pathetic! :D

Bo-Göran

Bo, I made a pretty good guess huh  :D . We had a couple brief downpours while we were there but it never could quite get going. Glad to here all is well now.

Steve

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leomx

hi Steve, great thread you have here, congratulations, great place.

wonder if you remember the name of that purple/burgundy bromeliad hybrid on post no. 10 right behind the D. saintlucei, it´s STUNNING!!!.

cheerios.

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(leomx @ Mar. 24 2008,18:28)

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hi Steve, great thread you have here, congratulations, great place.

wonder if you remember the name of that purple/burgundy bromeliad hybrid on post no. 10 right behind the D. saintlucei, it´s STUNNING!!!.

cheerios.

Thanks Leomx. Those Bromeliads were already there when we bought the place but I have one just like it here in San Diego that I bought as Neoregelia " Dr. Osser".

Thanks,

Steve

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thank you Steve, seems like a big plant, definetely a keeper.

cheers.

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(leomx @ Mar. 25 2008,05:51)

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thank you Steve, seems like a big plant, definetely a keeper.

cheers.

Leo, I found this closeup of the same plant. That was one thing my wife loved about the property is there is already beautifull color and flowering plants everywhere. Usually I plant the palms first and then add the frilly stuff but here I'm just filling in the blank spaces between the color with palms. There are dozens of Bromeliads, Orchids, Heliconias, Anthuriums, Calatheas etc.

Steve

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Here is a Heliconia we have that I realy like. It gets about 8 ft. tall and has nice burgandy leaves.

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indeed, great plant, love that purple/burgundy splashed with those yellow/green dots!!!!!! need the drooling icon.  :D seems like it´s almost 2 ft tall??? bet everything gets bigger in hawaiian islands. the heliconia is also very beautiful, love the bracts also!!.

thanks Steve.

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