ALOHA 2017 travel blog

We will only be in Lahaina for two days after which we...

Our hotel - The Lahaina Inn.

Resting on our balcony after a day of sightseeing and shopping.

Enjoying breakfast at the restaurant across the street from our hotel. It...

Lahaina is basically full of shops, restaurants and art galleries.

It's quite a beautiful tourist destination.

Lahaina is frequented by many cruise ships. It's definitely a tourist magnet.

Visiting the Masters Reading Room where we bought a self guided walking...

This Banyan tree takes up an entire city block in was planted...

The city harbor where we will be taking a boat out tomorrow...

The Pioneer Inn was built in 1901. It was the only hotel...

Interesting shops with even a Parrot Photography business. We certainly didn't have...

Returning to our motel after a day of expiration.

On Saturdays Lahaina has an art fair underneath the Banyan tree. They...

A woman was performing Hawaiian music during the art fair. Quite beautiful.

We went on a walking tour and were impressed by the old...

Going whale watching leaving on the Hawaiian Ocean Project, a nonprofit that...

Looking back at Lahaina's harbor.

The mountains made a marvelous backdrop for our picture.

The whales are not always easy to see.

And they're also very fast which makes it difficult to take a...

It's also easier to see them when it's less wavy. But then...

And sometimes they say hello for a long time which makes for...

And then sometime you just get lucky and get a great picture.

During Lahaina's St. Patrick Day celebrations the bagpipes we're out in all...

It was also Lahaina's art gallery evening where the galleries serve wine...

The art at the art galleries were amazing as were the wine...


We flew out of Molokai at 7:30 in the morning and arrived in Maui at 8:30. We arrived too early in Lahaina to check in, so we went out for a two hour breakfast in a beautiful spot right on the ocean. It was so great to have more than two restaurants to choose from. After unpacking we set off on a self-guided walking tour. Lahaina was a whaling down with a long history of marauding through town, followed by conflicts with the missionaries. We had to do a little shopping in this tourist trap, which was especially crowded because a cruise ship was anchored just off shore. For dinner we enjoyed fish tacos, then strolled down Front Street, visiting every art gallery and sampling wine and hors d'oeuvres.

The next morning we went out for breakfast again-missing our oatmeal! Afterward breakfast we walked about town and found that there was an Art Fair under the Banyan tree. The art was quite impressive as was the setting. A woman was singing Hawaiian music which was also quite beautiful. We also saw some historical places including the old prison that the bill from the stone from the old fort. They had an old antique truck out front which was really cool. Our whale watching excursion began at noon, and we were first in line " to get the best seat". Because of our indecision, we ended up without a good seat, and stood on the bow the whole time. We saw a few whales, but not nearly as many as we saw from shore in Molokai. It was fun, but not as good as we expected. No one's fault-you can't control whales! All in all,Lahaina was a great place to visit!



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