Large Banyan Trees

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I was "stuck" in town yesterday, waiting for an appointment - so I took out the phone and took a few pics to share. There are two large Banyans in town, and the pics don't really give the feel as to how big they really are.
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    In between them is the oldest Christian church in Hawaii. I think it is dated around the time of the Civil war, and framed by some nice Pritchardia.
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    And across the street is just a scene looking down the coast. All these are "downtown" Kailua-Kona - what has to classify as a quaint coastal town.
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  2. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Does the lime green place in the second photo still serve excellent Hawaiian food?
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I believe that is the "Fish Hopper" - very good fish, and always busy, but I don't know if I would call it "Hawaiian Food."
     
  4. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    The first has the typical F.benghalensis look...the second has our (what also grows huge in the bay area) F.macrophylla look when grown in the tropics. Open,and deep fluted base to the trunk.

    I like Spam!..fried for breakfast or as my mom used to do..baked with pineapple and brown sugar. Good eating!
     
  5. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Now that's local Hawaiian. :) Don't forget the rice and gravy for some locomoco.
     
  6. Moose

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    Toby - everything tastes great after an afternoon of sampling the Maui Wowie WideEyed Doctor HungOver- LOL Hungry Happy
     
  7. koki

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    Moose- you are probably right, but back in those days it was usually a margarita or corona washing down kailua pig, poke fish, sashimi, or lomilomi. That place was open air, old fashioned with linoleum floors. Best view in town. It looks like old Kona town hasn't changed much.
     

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