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Happy Thanksgiving: 2012 Edition

Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i or Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Exploration: Hawaii to all of you. It’s your duty today to eat a lot of turkey and pumpkin pie. Calories you say? Don’t worry about the calories, you can always burn them off on an island adventure on Black Friday. And since you’ve got tons to select from (see the archives) choosing one won’t be a problem. Be safe out there and happy trails!

Mahalo to Justin Waits (radargeek on Flickr) for this vintage postcardscan from 1972. Justin has an interesting collection of photos on his Flickr photostream titled “Found Photos.” These are photos that he inherited from his mother-in-law who passed away. ”

“So these aren’t quite ‘found’ photos as they are family, but to my wife and I they are close to the equivalent. We inherited these after my mother-in-law passed away. All her memories were stored in a cedar chest and a few other boxes. All of the memories tossed in together. They’ve survived various conditions (hot/cold) and I’ve had to slowly pry apart most of the photos from others.”

Amongst the many old photos, he found this postcard of Hawaii. The card reads: “Visitors enjoy the warm sands of the beach fronting THE REEF HOTEL at Waikiki” He mentions that it’s a “‘too bad you aren’t here’ card.

This postcard reminded me that there’s so much to be thankful for. Simply living in Hawaii is a blessing, that, relatively few people get to truly experience. I am lucky to be one of those people.

By Coty

Founder of Exploration: Hawaii. Adventure, Minimalism, Vinyl, Typography, and Coffee + Matcha. A single space after a period, please.