I’ve spent the majority of my life in Hawaii, so this recent move sure is changing things up. I thought it would be fun to explore and share some facts from both states. A little way to say goodbye to one & to welcome in the other.
Lets start simple. Like with their names! Montana is derived from the Spanish word “montaña” meaning “mountain” or more broadly “mountainous.” Hawaii is derived from the proto-polynesian word “Hawaiki” meaning “place of the gods” or “Homelands.” Now Hawaii, I get it, we had our Hawaiian mythology, but Montana’s name is pretty spot on! That state is very mountainous! Big, giant, powerful, & strong mountains. Hawaii’s name, to me, is something that is more so felt spiritually. & some people don’t ever get to feel that.
Montana has had dinosaur eggs found on egg mountain that closely resembles mammals & birds rather than reptiles. In Bozeman, MT the museum of the rockies houses the largest collection of dinosaur remains in the US. They have the skull of the largest Tyrannosaurus ever discovered. That is something I’m definitely wanting to see while we live there. I think eventually Braedyn will probably think its neat to see also.
In Hawaii we have a happy face spider. Or scientifically known as the Theridion Grallator. They are a yellow bodied spider w/markings that resemble a happy face. Each of the spiders differ slightly depending on what island they are on. Might be that they are adapting differently to their surroundings. I have never personally see one. Spiders are still bigs even if they have cute smiles on them. So I probably don’t need to see it anyways!
Apparently, Montana has more cattle in testate than they do Humans. Isn’t that crazy?! But @ least I know that we won’t be going hungry anytime soon!
Hawaii is one big melting pot. That’s why we call it things like “chop suey.” You got all ingredients thrown together all mixed up in one big dish. Same as Hawaii. There is no racial minority because there are just so many races coming together in the pacific.
Well there is a few facts about my old home, and my new home! I hope you guys enjoyed reading the blog post! Have a blessed day!