Palapala Ho’omau Church on Friday Fotos
Where exactly is the Palapala Ho’omau Church? Try in one of the most remote sections of Maui. I’ve chosen to use these photos today for a couple of reasons. First, this is the location of the gravesite of Charles Lindbergh, one of our great American heroes. For those that don’t know (and there were quite a few on our tour who fell into this category) he was the first man to fly across the Atlantic. His flight in a single-engine, single-seat airplane went from New York to Paris. It took him 33 hours and 30 minutes to complete the flight, which began on May 20, 1927. Lindberghʻs plane, the Spirit of St. Louis is on display in the National Air and Space Museum.
The inscription on Lindberghʻs grave marker in the Palapala Ho’omau Church cemetery reads, “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea.” So, letʻs celebrate the Fourth a little by saluting Charles Lindbergh and his truly amazing accomplishment.
McKenna, the Palapala Ho’omau Church, and a new adventure
The second reason I chose the Palapala Ho’omau Church for this weekʻs photos is that this is the setting for an upcoming McKenna Mystery. This will be a short piece and Iʻll have lots more information later. For now, all Iʻll say is that itʻs called Murder on the Road to Hana and McKenna is going on the ride of his life.
By the way, I’m always on the lookout for good Hawaii photos. If you have some you’d like to share, let me know and we’ll talk about featuring your shots on Friday Fotos!
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