Maui 2015: Day 19

As always, I started the morning by checking in with John’s progress on the steps project (he’s mixing mortar and placing the lava stones in the middle of the stairs).

Since we arrived three weeks ago, we’ve wanted to go to the Saturday Swap Meet in Kahului, but it just hasn’t worked out until today. It is 14 miles away but takes an hour to drive, but half the drive is along the coastline and the other half at the foot of the West Maui Mountains. Not bad views for a Minnesotan. J

Within 30 feet of the entrance, Karen found the two gifts for H&G she’s been searching for. Still we walked through all the vendors as it is such a fun mix of food, local crafts, flowers and, as Mike Dwyer’s dad would say, “quality crap.” Then it was time for lunch at our new favorite Vietnamese restaurant, A Saigon Café. I had number 72 and, no surprise, it was delicious.

On the way home we saw the Huli Huli Chicken stand and pulled over. It used to be in Lahaina but, we learned, the mayor and police chief didn’t want him selling in the park, so he moved much farther south. Anyway, the BBQ smells are wonderful (the wood is kiawe), and though it (again) wasn’t the right time to pick up half a chicken, we will be back! We also stopped at the Maui coffee shop to get morning supplies: French Kiss and Smokestack French, another dark roast.

Back home, the whales were so active and I got a good shot of a calf breaching. After some reading, relaxing and salad making, we headed out for our last BECK’s dinner. Cal did steak honors as the sun was setting. Tomorrow Richard and Judy will fly back to California, Cal and Susan will stay in a Kihei condo until they fly home to Oregon on Thursday, and Amber and Alex will move into our place for a few more days.

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