Sunday, April 3, 2016


Iao Needle in Iao Valley State Park

We had a great trip to Maui a few weeks back. Such a good time. We stayed in Maalaea, which is in between Lahaina and Kihei.  Sea turtles swam in the surf below our condo. I read a couple books, cover to cover.  We had dinner at the justifiably renowned Mama's Fish House, with a view of the surf. We visited the lush, green Iao Valley State Park, and made it to the top of Haleakala, as previously posted. I also hiked through the Acid War Zone out at the Nakalele Blowhole. The Saturday swap meet at the college was a fun morning.

Here are a few pictures with some of the highlights noted. Love Maui, love Hawaii.

Flowers are always blooming in Hawaii

Sea turtle in the surf below our condo

Flower arrangements at the Maui Swap Meet

Sea Turtle near Jaws Beach on the North Shore. Inspiring.

The Polynesian Black Pearl dessert at Mama's Fish House
This is a Liliko'i chocolate mousse in a pastry seashell. Do go.

The Nakalele blowhole, on the west end of the island. 

Pretty much had to do the hike called "The Acid War Zone."

Haleakala Crater

Ukuleles for sale

Taro and araimo (a Japanese taro), by the pound. We snacked on taro chips.

Bananas in the front yard

There she blows...

Maalea is windy, but the views are good.


Seth Wolpin said...

wow - great photos! I like the rainbow in the blow hole and the chocolate desert! Looks like a great trip. Now in northern NY where it is *cold*. Thanks for warming me up with these pics. Hope you both have settled in well back home!

Scotty said...

Thanks Seth! It really was--no real feats of endurance, but lots of natural beauty. Really want to visit Molokai, but didn't make it this trip. We were just talking about the arctic blast in the NE this morning--stay warm!!