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Steph is a total animal lover and this Waipio horse was very friendly and would let you feed him.

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Here are a couple of pics from Waipio valley river.

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Mark_NoVA

Wow, that valley is a spectacular place! That'll get put on my list of places I'd like to see sometime.

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deezpalms

Great stuff Steve! Any pictures of your house to show us?

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realarch

Nice photos of the valley, gonna have to try the hike one of these days. Really spectacular. Gonna have to

get to Jerry's place as well.

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MattyB

Great thread Steve! Thanks for sharing!

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bgl

That switchback (zigzag) trail going up the far side of Waipio Valley goes to Waimanu Valley, and it's a spectacular and remote area to hike through. I have hiked about halfway to Waimanu, and then of course back the same way. They claim it's a two day hike, in and out. Something I'd like to disprove one of these days! Any volunteers? :huh:

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Wow, that valley is a spectacular place! That'll get put on my list of places I'd like to see sometime.

Thanks Mark, Sometimes you see a place and you cross it off your list and never have to see it again. This is not one of those places! I plan on going back over and over again.

Steve

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Great stuff Steve! Any pictures of your house to show us?

Thanks Dave. Stay tuned as I'm going to post pics of the house last. I still have lots of other pics to post though.

Steve

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Nice photos of the valley, gonna have to try the hike one of these days. Really spectacular. Gonna have to

get to Jerry's place as well.

Jerry's place and the Waipio valley are both must see's! I'll warn you now Tim the hike up is fairly brutal. I had to see if the old guy (me) could pull it off. I did ok but I thought I was going to have to carry Steph out of there :lol: . Note to self: I must do more cardio :rolleyes: .

Steve

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Great thread Steve! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Matty and glad you enjoyed the pics! When are you going back to over there to Deano's?

Steve

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That switchback (zigzag) trail going up the far side of Waipio Valley goes to Waimanu Valley, and it's a spectacular and remote area to hike through. I have hiked about halfway to Waimanu, and then of course back the same way. They claim it's a two day hike, in and out. Something I'd like to disprove one of these days! Any volunteers? :huh:

Bo, That is a hike I would like to do someday and I'm sure the farther back you go the less people you would encounter not that there were alot anyhow. There were these 4x4 tourist vans comeing down pretty frequently but thats just not us. We like to chart our own path.Bo, I have little doubt that you could make it in there and out in under 2 days. It would probably take me 2 and a half days though :huh: .

Steve

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FRITO

Enjoyed all the photos Steve! great place you have. And Bo provoding top notch palms can't hurt either! :)

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Enjoyed all the photos Steve! great place you have. And Bo provoding top notch palms can't hurt either! :)

Thanks Luke and your right, Bo not only grows great palms but he has free delivery :lol: . I noticed on your signature that you get 63" of rain anually! Thats right there with certain spots in Hawaii. Here in San Diego were basically just an extension of the Sonoran desert and lucky if we recieve 10" for the year :( .

Steve

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Another place we went to was the Pana'ewa zoo. I had been ther before with Ty but Steph had never been.

Here is a very nice and robust Dypsis Decipiens.

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There was no sign on this one but I believe it was a green form of Cyrtostachys. The internode spacing was extreme and looked very cool.

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Cyrtostachys Renda

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Oh, I almost forgot, they had animals there too :) . Here are some Macaws.

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This native Hawaiin hawk was beautifull!

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Ring tailed Lemur

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White tiger chillin

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I think this little monkey was scheming on a palm seed raid or the Anteaters food :lol: .

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If you can't roll with da big dogs stay off da porch!

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The Anteaters. I wonder if they eat Argentine ants :hmm: . If so I sure could use him in San Diego!

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Don't get too close, the tongue is longer than the snout :blink:

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paulgila

hey steve i'd love to pm ya & say how much i enjoyed yer pix but when i click on "send message" nothing happens & even tho i KNOW i've added you as a friend yer NOT on my "friends list" & when i go to yer profile i cant add you again cuz it only says "remove friend"(which i dont wanna do)--so ANYWAYS

great pix!!! :blink:

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hey steve i'd love to pm ya & say how much i enjoyed yer pix but when i click on "send message" nothing happens & even tho i KNOW i've added you as a friend yer NOT on my "friends list" & when i go to yer profile i cant add you again cuz it only says "remove friend"(which i dont wanna do)--so ANYWAYS

great pix!!! :blink:

Thanks Paul! Glad you enjoyed the pics. As far as the rest it sounds pretty wierd but definately a Moderator question as I would'nt have a clue :blink: ! HEY MOD, Can you reinstate Paul to my buddy list so we can talk story already :angry::lol: !!! There that should get some action :blink: .

Take care,

Steve

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One of my favorite places to go on the big island is the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. This place is a color explosion! Last time a took alot more palm pics but this time I went mostly for the color and the lighting was just right making some of the plants look like they were lit up. So let the explosion begin :drool: . Here is a beautifull torch ginger.

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The Heliconia collection at the Botanical garden is amazing! Here are just a few.

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The infloresences on this one were over 8 ft. long!

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ok, one more but thats it :winkie: .

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