*warning - this is a pretty long post!*
Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday meme of the letter "P" .
(Tybee Island, Georgia)
Parker Ranch is among the largest ranches in the United States, spanning thousands of acres across Hawaii’s Big Island. It is also one of the country’s oldest ranches, with more than 160 years of history.
The story begins in 1809... A nineteen year old sailor named John Parker jumps ship and hides in a thicket as the ship that brought him to Hawaii drops below the horizon.
(photo from www.parkerranch.com)
Yes, that is snow on the volocano that is in the background.
John Parker comes to the attention of the great King Kamehameha I, the monarch who fought to unite the islands in a single kingdom, and John is given important tasks by the king. John returns one more time to the sea for adventure in China during the War of 1812, but then returns to Hawaii to stay for good...." (to read more go to www.parkerranch.com)
On our way towards Parker Ranch, we stopped in a cute diner style eatery. This was when we were visiting family in Oct 2010.
(Mr. B, me, sweet sister-in-law, & brother-in-law.
(Mr. B's older brother and Mr. B give the thumbs up).
Mr. B + me =
1st photo: on our wedding day, where Mr. B first met family on my dad's side. (West Allis, Wisconsin)
2nd photo: at our wedding luau, where I first met many of Mr. B's relatives. (Hilo, Hawaii)
...& remember Perdita from 101 Dalmations?