We all four have decided after visiting Hawai'i that we love it here and want to live here forever. It is gorgeous and there are so many activities to do here. The island is not commercial at all, and there are no high rises. It is all nature and the people are so friendly and open hearted. There is not a spot on the island with a bad view and the weather seems to be mild all year. We were sad to leave!! Chris and I want to retire here. We stayed in a little towm called Waimea, the north west side of the island. It is known as the Zone because of it's sunny and arrid weather.
A large part of the island is owned by Parker Ranch. John Palmer Parker came here from Massechewsitts in the late 1700's and befriended King Kamehameha who united the Islands in 1810. Parker ended up marrying the King's daughter and was given 2 acres of land. Today the Parker Ranch spreads over 200 000 acres of the island. It is the oldest and the largest ranch in the U.S.