7 Wonders of Hawaii: Haleakala

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Its crater is big enough to fit five Waikikis. Its size is just 27 square miles short of equaling all of the island of Oahu.
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Big Okole

Clifton, NJ

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Apr 2, 2008
 
I knew it another tourist spot on the 7 wonders of Hawaii.

They keep listing places where mostly tourist go.

I bet tomorrow will be Waimea Canyon.
April Fools

Honolulu, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
7 most recognized tourist spots.
Charlie

Aiea, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Kinda agree, Big Okole, Haleakala is turning into a tourist trap and has been for quite some time. More mean than Haleakala is the summit of Mauna Loa. Now, THAT is truly a 7 wonder scene.
Linda K

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Apr 2, 2008
 
I have to laugh at those who say only tourist spots are presented in this series. Well, they are natural wonders we all want to see no matter the state we are visiting. I live in WA and have taken visitors to see Mt. St. Helens cause that is what they want to see. The same with Mt. Rainier and in the summer it's maddness trying to find parking and get a bite to eat in the building there. Lighten up! I'm sure you would go to the Grand Canyon, Mt. St. Helens, etc., to see whatever was in the state you were visiting--or are you only interested in the other wonders--malls, ballparks, etc.
Bright Side

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Please, let's keep our real personal wonders out of the spotlight -or they won't be wonderful anymore. That's not to slam this list because they include amazing places to visit -as a local or visitor. Linda K says it well "they are natural wonders we all want to see no matter the state we are visiting."
Chain-Dawg

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Big Okole wrote:
I knew it another tourist spot on the 7 wonders of Hawaii.
They keep listing places where mostly tourist go.
I bet tomorrow will be Waimea Canyon.
come on big butt, what do you expect? "on the left we have one of the 7 wonders of Hawaii. don't look". "and no we will not stop for pictures" do you think that it is a coincidence that these 7 places attract tourist and locals alike? would it make you happy if they listed the largest ball of dried Ti leaves in the world in Kimos back yard in Kahuku?
Brah

Kapaau, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Not only for tourist. It is truly our heaven on earth in Hawaii. Don't let nobody mess with it.

Since: Mar 08

Sacramento

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Apr 2, 2008
 
oh.. another volcano
MauiSlugbug

Hilo, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Big Okole wrote:
I knew it another tourist spot on the 7 wonders of Hawaii.
They keep listing places where mostly tourist go.
I bet tomorrow will be Waimea Canyon.
Hey Big Okole,

What's wrong with tourist spots? People flock to Hanauma Bay and Haleakala for the same reasons they go to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park: because they are grand sights to behold.

By the way, the Hawaiian word "okole" translates to "anus" in English. You might want to consider changing your alias.
from florida

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#10
Apr 2, 2008
 
Why can't we just enjoy the 7 wonders of Hawaii? All these things bring back fond memories of Hawaii. Especially when you don't live there anymore. I'm more appreciative of all Hawaii has to offer.
Adios

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Apr 2, 2008
 
MauiSlugbug wrote:
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Hey Big Okole,
What's wrong with tourist spots? People flock to Hanauma Bay and Haleakala for the same reasons they go to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park: because they are grand sights to behold.
By the way, the Hawaiian word "okole" translates to "anus" in English. You might want to consider changing your alias.
"Lemu" would be more appropriate. I still laugh when I hear people say "Okole maluna".
Marauder

Wailuku, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Charlie wrote:
Kinda agree, Big Okole, Haleakala is turning into a tourist trap and has been for quite some time. More mean than Haleakala is the summit of Mauna Loa. Now, THAT is truly a 7 wonder scene.
I disagree. Haleakala's diverse flora and fauna offer much to those who seek to find the beauty waiting there. It's a place where you can see endangered birds up close. I guess if you want solitude, Mauna Loa might be the place for you.
Big Okole

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Chain-Dawg wrote:
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come on big butt, what do you expect? "on the left we have one of the 7 wonders of Hawaii. don't look". "and no we will not stop for pictures" do you think that it is a coincidence that these 7 places attract tourist and locals alike? would it make you happy if they listed the largest ball of dried Ti leaves in the world in Kimos back yard in Kahuku?
I'd like to see that ball of dried ti leaves along with the grandparent who has the most newspaper rubber bands hanging from a doorknob.
Big Okole

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Apr 2, 2008
 
MauiSlugbug wrote:
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Hey Big Okole,
What's wrong with tourist spots? People flock to Hanauma Bay and Haleakala for the same reasons they go to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park: because they are grand sights to behold.
By the way, the Hawaiian word "okole" translates to "anus" in English. You might want to consider changing your alias.
Hawaiian is a friendly language so okole means "butt". Like in "my okole is sore after riding the bicycle". Rather than my aanus is on fire after eating that big bottle of "kim chee".
TheUtopian

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#15
Apr 2, 2008
 
ummm...Mauna Kea better be on that list...Aside from the volume aspects of the largest mountain on earth, the contributions and advancements in astronomy that have come from the community there are priceless...
MauiSlugbug

Hilo, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Big Okole wrote:
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Hawaiian is a friendly language so okole means "butt". Like in "my okole is sore after riding the bicycle". Rather than my aanus is on fire after eating that big bottle of "kim chee".
&#333;.kole
1. n. Anus, buttocks (less polite than lemu). &#699;&#332;kole maluna, Hawaiian translation of English toast “bottoms up”[this expression is condemned by older Hawaiians as vulgar and indecent because of the sacredness of the human body in, old belief].(PCP kootole.)

2. A sea creature, eaten cooked, perhaps a sea anemone.

3. A kind of birthmark; round, black, and raised higher than the surface of the skin; believed caused by the mother's eating an annelid when pregnant.
MauiSlugbug

Hilo, HI

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Sorry, the okina and kahako didn't come through on my last post.

Since: Apr 08

Honolulu, HI

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#18
Apr 2, 2008
 
We have a lot to be grateful for. As long as the visitors keep coming to see all of our wonders we will still have a Hawaii to live and survive in. I hope that the 1st wonder is the people and our Aloha Spirit, but...we will see.
TheUtopian

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Apr 2, 2008
 
Count Your Blessings wrote:
We have a lot to be grateful for. As long as the visitors keep coming to see all of our wonders we will still have a Hawaii to live and survive in. I hope that the 1st wonder is the people and our Aloha Spirit, but...we will see.
Hrrrmmmm...I'm a little cynical with the Aloha spirit thing...every where you go you will always have a mixed bag of people who make things wonderful and those who ruin it for everyone else...having said that, we definitely should not rely on tourism for the future of our economy...we need to become more self sustaining.
TheUtopian

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Apr 2, 2008
 
But yes, we definitely have everything to be grateful for, life itself is enough...

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