I had a whole different blog set for today but the internet at my house decided to misbehave and it didn't get saved so I couldn't post it at work.
When I was little, about five, we lived on the island of Maui. My dad was working at the local college. I think he worked in the astronomy dept because I remember getting to check out the telescope. At the age of five, the telescope probably looked much larger than it was.
The college was located right next a pineapple field.
When they harvested pineapples, my sister and I would wander out and ask to "borrow" a couple pineapples. My dad said the pineapples were almost as big as my sister......LOL.
There is a plant in Hawaii called Lauhala. It grows upward and has a fruit that visitors often mistake for pineapples. I've heard visitors exclaim about pineapples growing in trees.