Hawaii is certainly a friendly place...and this was within the first few hours!Hawaii's Capitol reflects their open, airy culture, having an outdoor courtyard in the middle of the complex. Pictured are all of Hawaii's governors since statehood in 1959. The Shaka sign that I'm showing in the Governor's office expresse...s the Aloha spirit. It was popularized by surfers and is a common gesture of friendship and as one of the locals told me, it is a way of saying "Alright!" to someone. (it is similar to the "hang loose sign" in Brazil...and looks better when someone else is doing it:) My Capitol Angel here was Monica Chapman, the Volunteer Coordinator run by the Governor's office who was the first one to give me the history of the Liberty Bells given to all the states by the U.S. Treasury (in 1950). Monica also prepared a summary sheet of where to find them in every state, which is way cool and a gift to America!!