Lahaina

One hot day in February we took shelter in the cool shade of this magnificent Banyan Tree. Numerous benches were provided underneath to sit and admire the tree, which is over one hundred years old. We ate our lunch there while enjoying the lovely relief from the heat under its canopy covering most of the … More Lahaina

Maui Surprises

Maui’s abundance of microclimates assured us of unexpected changes in weather. Kamaole Beach was sunny and warm when we left for the Garden of Eden along the Hana Highway. It was still sunny when we arrived. After being greeted by several feathered members of the welcoming committee, we just had time for a very quick … More Maui Surprises

Maui Routine

Even though Maui certainly wasn’t a routine experience for us, we found a daily schedule helped us feel more settled and still allowed us to familiarize ourselves with various regions of the island. We walked the beach and/or pathways beside the beach early in the morning. When we were out by 6:30 a.m., we enjoyed … More Maui Routine

Maui Welcome

“Feel that heat and humidity,” I said to no one in particular as I deplaned upon our arrival at Kahului Airport on Maui. A stewardess on the gangway nodded. “Yes, feel that,” she said with a smile. Maui’s warmth was decidedly different from the freezing temperatures we left behind in Seattle. For the past few … More Maui Welcome

Flowers for the Fallen

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date that will live in infamy…” President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated in his speech after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The anniversary of the attack is this Thursday. Remember and honor those who served. My friend, Karan Klassen visited the memorial site of the USS Arizona in Hawaii this past weekend. … More Flowers for the Fallen