Maui Hawaii

Sunday & Monday, March 2 – 3

Sunday was rainy so I suggested we drive to Hali’imaile General Store for lunch. It’s a tradition to go there with Richard and Judy but we just weren’t able to swing it this time. So Karen and I had a nice little hour, upcountry drive and found the restaurant closed (for future reference, open M – F). After a quick discussion, we headed to our favorite pizza place: Flatbread Company in Paia. We were seated front and center to the wood fired oven, which was perfect on this cold, rainy day. I had to have the beer and pizza specials: MBC Seasonal Lorenzini Blood Orange Double IPA and the BBQ brisket with homemade BBQ sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, herbs and finished with cool ranch coleslaw (the beer description is for EEK and the food is for Paul J )

On the way home we stopped at the Maui Cultural Center to see their exhibit on kapa—a traditional Hawaiian cloth-making art. Click on the link if interested:

http://www.mauiarts.org/imagez/kapaBookletWeb.pdf

When we got back home it was still raining so dinner was inside and we turned on the TV for the first time to watch the Academy Awards.

Monday Karen and I resumed our daily (when there are no visitors) walk. Love that walk! I’ve been trying to figure out a time to take John and Irene out to their favorite place—Cool Cats in Lahaina—to thank them for all they do to make Hoyochi Nikko such a great place to vacation. I had to have John’s favorite: the Bogy Burger. Paul, it is a delicious burger topped with bacon, cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, sweet Maui onions, and Thousand Island dressing.

It’s not raining today but definitely sweatshirt weather. So Karen and I headed down to the lawn chairs, with beach towels to cover up, and read. I finished “Unbroken,” a book EEK recommended about a WWII POW; powerful book about the human spirit.

When Richard is here he carries a GPS unit with him (actually he might carry one all the time 🙂 and tracks our coming and goings. I have attached his maps of our cliff walk and whale watch.

Huge waves here the last several days and they have brought in more sand and expanded our beach. For now. The sunset tonight went on-and-on-and-on, thus the multiple photos! Aloha!

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