Monday, January 23, 2012
I drove past all my old haunts this weekend to see what changes did or did not occur (it's been over 10 years since I left - I've been back several times since but never longer than a week).
The one thing that has not changed is the sense of community you get seeing the way things are done.
99% of the people here will NOT honk their car horns and they will let merging cars in to traffic. You can easily tell the tourists from the locals in this regard.
I saw four different canoe congregation areas this weekend. This was at Ala Moana Beach Park. Lots of people paddle out here - OC1, OC2, SUPs and OC6. These boats always got a sense of respect from me and is another good symbol of how this community works together.