Monks and Mormons #MahalaHi13

*None of these photos have been enhanced in  anyway. What you see is what I saw.*

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home." - James Michener

My friend Steph from Boston has nicknamed me Dora. As in Dora The Explorer. So she will not be shocked to hear that in one day, I managed to visit a multi-faith cemetery, a beautiful non-denomination Buddhist Temple and a multi-cultural Mormon University. None of these things were on the itinerary for the day. 

Leaving the city. 
I don't let driving stop me from taking a good picture. 

What a beautiful place to lay your loved one to rest.

While there, we stumbled upon the Byodo Temple . 

So proud of my mom for being open to a new experience.

 @Rowsbelle ringing the Sacred Bell.

During our visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center,  we hopped on the trolley. We thought we were going on a tour of the center.  We ended up at...

 Brigham Young University -Hawai'i campus. 
"Enter to Learn, Go Forth To Serve."

The visitors center for the 

Leave it to my mom to start asking questions about black members, teen pregnancy and same sex marriage. The poor missionary was NOT ready for that southern baptist pop quiz. 

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