Monday, February 7, 2011

New Things

On our summer trip to Maui, we are planning on doing some new things. 

  • Horseback riding is something we have enjoyed on past trips to the Big Island, but not have had a chance for us to ride on Maui.  We are looking to ride on the slopes of Haleakala.

We are thinking about using this company;

  • Take a snorkel trip using inflatable boats.  We have done the sailboat and the regular snorkel cruises, now we want to explore South Maui, specifically La Perouse Bay.  We are looking into this company;

  • Do some kayaking along Kihei.  We had so much fun kayaking on the Big Island, that we are looking into doing it on Maui.  This time though we will get a three person Kayak.

  • Rent bikes for the day and cruise around Lahaina and Kaanapali.
Decisions, decisions.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Two New Restaurants we will Try

We thoroughly enjoy enjoy finding new things to do and to try when we head to Hawaii.  Doing some research, we found two restaurants in Wailuku that look worthy to try.  These are definitely local joints, serving comfort food.  The first one is;

Tasty Crust  Looks a lot Kihei Caffe at a better price.  Bananna pancakes and Loco Moco sounds great right about now.

The second place is;

Sam Soto's

I love eating at noodle shops, and food here sounds great.  Prices look great, as well.

Enjoy exploring off the beaten path, oh and while you are over there grab some Mala Sadas at Home Maid Bakery, but come early

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Maui - What We Like to Do

We usually get to the islands about once or twice a year, depending on work and money :-).  Uusally we like to go to Maui in Late winter but have gone over Thanksgiving, and like this time in summer.  No matter how many times we have been there we like to do a lot of the same things.

We always:

  • Hit the Saturday swap meet in Kahului, looking for gifts for our friends back home.
  • Buy Malasadas at Home Maid Bakery in Wailuku.
  • Grab lunch in Paia Town, then spend the afternoon at Hookipa Beach to watch the Wind surfers.
  • Visit Sherrie Reeves Gallery in Makawao.
  • Take a ride to the top of Haleakala, and along the way find a day hike.
  • Snorkel at Black Rock Beach by the Sheraton, in Kaanapali, then hit the shops for the day.
  • Eat dinner at Alexanders for fried or broiled fish and chips.
  • Eat breakfast at Kihei Caffe.
  • Eat out somewhere nice for dinner.
  • Hit the beach everyday.
  • If winter we take a Whale watching cruise.
  • Always start at Costco.
I'll talk about these fun things to do in future posts.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Maui Bound

This summer the family and I are hitting Maui for 16 days.  We are flying out of San Diego for the first time (much better deals than Los Angeles) and are staying in Kihei.

We normally go to Maui in the winter to see the whales, but the holiday break is falling on our Daughters birthday so we are letting her have a big party (turning 10) with her friends. 

We plan to be very active with outdoor adventures, and taking in the senery.  Enjoy the pic below.

We'll be posting more soon.  Aloha

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I moved my Hawaii blog from wordpress to Blogger

Since I am posting daily on Blogger for my stock picks and market musings, I decided to start my Hawaii postings here, as well.

You can view my archived posts at