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Old Jul 1, 2009, 6:07 AM   #1
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Senator Hiram Fong was one of the leaders of Hawaii's drive for statehood, and became the first Chinese-American to serve in the United States Senate, but his most lasting legacy may be the magnificent 700 acre garden he purchased and cultivatedc as a legacy to Hawaii's heritage. Unfortunately, this garden is no longer one of Hawaii's premiere vacation destinations, a victim of limit ad budget and slicker presentations. My wife and I showed up for the 10:30 am tour, and since we were the only guests, the guide offered us the choice of the limited, walking tour, or a more comprehensive tour in her auto. Fat old folks we are, we chose the car, and seldom have we been more glad.




It became fairly quickly apparent that the gracious lady who drove us along the one hour tour that quickly became two hours because of her enhusiasm to share with us was one of the late Senator's daughters-in-law. The gardens were simply spectacular. I hope my photos can do it justice.




We were even treated to some of the latest bearing fruit



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Looks like beautiful country, Paul. I really like the last image.

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Old Jul 1, 2009, 8:13 AM   #3
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The gardens were simply spectacular. I hope my photos can do it justice.
They do. II particularly like the lighting in #3.
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Yes, II do too!
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Old Jul 2, 2009, 12:47 PM   #5
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Oh my goodness, how I miss Lychee. My siblings and I could never get enough of it as well as, mangoes, papaya, lilikoi, guava (yellow and red) and avocados. We had all of that growing in our yard.

Mahalo once again Paul,

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What a fabulous experience! Thanks for sharing a beautiful location, your pictures are wonderful.
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