June 7th, 2007



Name: Sarah a.k.a. sahara_beara

Age: 22

Location: Portland, Oregon

Interests, Please: amateur rocketry, anime, webcomics, gardening, geeks, hiking, japan, linux, open source, sushi, tea, traveling. (For the full list, see my profile.)

Have you been to Hawai'i? (if applicable): Not yet. I will be traveling there in 19 days.

What do you like about Hawai'i? Don't know yet. I'm coming there because I'm a nature lover and want to explore the islands.

What do you dislike about Hawai'i? Uh, it's a long plane flight?

I'm joining because I have a couple questions and this seems to be the most active Hawaiian LJ community. If there's a better place to ask questions, feel free to direct me there.

So, onto my questions: I'm going to be on Hawaii for the 4th of July. Do Hawaiians celebrate the 4th of July as much as the mainland? If so, what's the best place/way to celebrate?

My second question is about Kauai. My fiance and I want to explore the island, including Waimea Canyon. Should we rent a Jeep, or will a compact be good enough to get us to interesting hiking trails? The same question applies to Hawaii. We're probably going to go on a tour of Mauna Kea instead of driving up there, but is there any place else on Hawaii where a Jeep might be the better choice than a compact car?