Tuesday, September 30, 2008

 

Kissing Maui Again


One of the biggest rewards of travel for me is the blessed relief of returning home to Maui again!

Maui No Ka Oi! This translates to Maui Is The Best!

Even though we traveled to wondrous places on our journey, met fascinating people, tried new things, sampled different food, played, laughed, rejuvenated, and enjoyed the company of old friends, there is nothing quite like Maui to make my heart sing.

I've been busy downloading photos from our cameras, and yesterday I placed some of them on my Flickr account. If you'd like to see a small sampling of what I've posted thus far, click here.

As time allows, I'll be posting more to Flickr and also adding stories to accompany the photos on my travel blog Vintage-Tees.

And I'm once again posting daily photos on Wailea Daily Photo.

Keep an eye out here for my upcoming post with photos and interview with an amazing inventor from Arizona.

Yes, tourism has fallen off dramatically with the economic crisis in our country, BUT on our Sunday beach day, the beaches were still packed! I'm grateful for the tourists and delighted they have the opportunity to experience the splendor of Maui.

Maui is truly a Blessed Isle.

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

 

Mixed Drinks Maui Style



Two famous tropical mixed drinks which are popular with Island visitors are the Blue Hawaiian and the Lava Flow--both photographed by me last evening as we dined with visiting Mainland friends.

Both are coconut-based drinks. The Lava Flow can be made a 'virgin', but the Blue Hawaiian requires the Blue Curacao Liqueur to make the drink blue. Both drinks are loaded with calories!

Here's the main ingredients of the Blue Hawaiian: Creme of Coconut, pineapple juice, rum, and the aforementioned Blue Curacao Liqueur.

The main ingredients of the Lava Flow are strawberries, coconut rum, Creme of Coconut, and rum.

One of these drinks will usually suffice as they're quite potent. Along with the infamous Mai Tai, these drinks have been known to make a sunset appear even more majestic, magnificent and memorable.

However, if you're not drinking one of these drinks as you're reading this post, you will see the photograph of last night's sunset--and it's hard to imagine a lovelier sunset.

And zero Hawaiian drinks are required to note the beauty!

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

 

Musings on Holidays

I've decided I'm zero a lover of 'holidays'. They feel forced, contrived, and well...rather lonely.

IMHO there's a sense of obligation to Be Happy on holidays. Or Patriotic. Or Thankful. Etc.

Plus there's always the Holiday Hangover! This has nothing to do with alcohol.

Am I the only Holiday Grinch?

I propose SURPRISE holidays for everyone, and this is how 'surprise' holidays might play out:

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