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Mar 30, 2019 - Good Bye to a Beautiful House and Place

We were up early and did the last tidying up before heading to the airport. We dropped everyone and the luggage at the terminal and David and I returned the vans to the rental company. There was no problem and we were soon paid up and on our way. We got the shuttle to the terminal where everyone was in line, but the counter was not open. The staff soon came and we checked in. We got settled into the departure lounge and some went to get some food and other last minute purchases. We were alerted that the plane would be 40 minutes late, so...

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Mar 29, 2019 - Our 50th Wedding Anniversary

Well today is the big day. Fifty years ago we "tied the knot" in Perth, Scotland. We have survived each others' company and enjoyed many experiences. It has been a privilege for me to share half a century with Christine as she has looked after me so well. We received a couple of congratulatory emails and the good wishes of our family. The one disappointment was that when we rose, we discovered the Fiona and Darcy had taken Kooper to a medicentre. He was not himself yesterday and had spent a restless night. The doctors diagnosed a...

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Mar 28, 2019 - Twin Falls and Sunset

David prepared a pancake breakfast this morning which everyone enjoyed. We then prepared a picnic, packed the vans and set off for the Road to Hana. It was another beautiful day. We stopped at the Twin Falls which were very busy but we eventually found parking places and walked up to the falls. Darcy, Hunter and Irellan jumped off the cliff into the water at the base of the falls. Christine and Fiona settled in under the shade of a tree and the rest of us went up to the upper falls where the same three again jumped into the water. We left...

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Mar 27, 2019 - A Relaxing Day

We had a more relaxing day today. David and Dawn were up early and went to the pool for a swim. The rest of us relaxed over breakfast. When David and Dawn returned Darcy, Fiona and the children left for a beach to meet Kooper's coach and his family. The rest of us got ready and headed for a high class mall near where we attended the luau last night. Darcy and Fiona and the children joined us. We looked around a bit then had sandwiches at a store in the mall. We looked around further then had ice cream. We walked around some more, browsing...

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Mar 26, 2019 - A busy Day

Many of us were up early this morning. David & Dawn, Hunter Kooper and Irellan were going for surfing lessons and Darcy and Fiona went to watch. Nan Christine and I had a more leisurely breakfast. Fiona was to text us at to where they were, but she realized that the messages were not getting through, so she came back. Fiona had taken videos of them and we were all surprised at how well they were doing. Irellan got up on the first attempt. Nan was ready, so she and Fiona headed back to the surfing beach. Christine and I finished breakfast...

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Mar 25, 2019 - Lahaina & the beach

We were up in stages again this morning and we had our breakfast as we rose. David and Dawn left to do some laps at a nearby pool. We packed the vehicles and set off for Lahaina, several miles to the north. Christine and I had visited there four years ago off a cruise ship. We saw a parking lot as we entered the town, but after cruising round without finding a vacant spot we continued to the other end of town and found two spaces there. We walked down to Front Street and browsed the stores. Trying to make progress with ten peoples with...

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Mar 24, 2019 - Stocking up and trip to the beach

We were up this morning as we awoke and had breakfast as we were ready, David and Dawn went for a walk and Darcy and the children set off later all of them exploring the neighbourhood. We ended up round the largest table (there are three) on the deck where we decided that some of us would head for Costco near the airport. Our original plan had been to do this after we arrived yesterday, but it was closed by the time we arrived. Eventually, Darcy, Fiona, David and Dawn, Nan and Iain headed off. Christine stayed with the grandchildren and...

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Dec 29, 2017 - 20 Laps a Day: Surviving the first 5 Days on Maui

20 Laps a Day: Surviving the first 5 Days on Maui (Dec 25-29, 2017) After 4 days on Maui I let the horse run free ... oh, wait, that’s from a different song. The first 2 months of my 3-month sabbatical break this year were spent in SE Asia last winter. For the final month, we are only going as far west as Maui - about ½ the distance to Hong Kong, which was our starting place in February. During the coming month we’ll juggle family, who will come & go. Juggling family is not easy. You tend to drop one or two once you reach a critical mass...

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Mar 19, 2017 - Kihei Maui

We left from Lahaina by bus to Kihei. It was a 1 hour ride between the Ocean and the beautiful mountains we had seen on our whale watching excursion. Our condo was nice with a view of the Kalepolepo beach across the street and the pool and hot tub right outside our condo door. The only problem was that our balcony also overlooked a very busy and very noisy road. It was so loud we couldn't talk easily and couldn't make phone calls from the balcony. This was disappointing and overall, we didn't like Kihei as much as Lahaina. There isn't much...

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ALOHA 2017

Apr 18, 2014 - Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

We have had a wonderful week at this island paradise. We flew from Tucson to Portland with our son Jon Jr. (“Jonnie” to the family). There, our daughter Shari met us for the five-hour flight to Kahului, Maui. We all stayed in a condo at the Maui Sunset in Kihei. Of course, our main reason for being here was to see our grandson Trevor (Shari’s son) and his beloved Janice get married. However, there was much to see and do before and after that happy event. Our very first day there, we went on a “Wild Side” whale-watching and snorkeling boat...

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2014-Australia

Apr 13, 2014 - Beach bums

Today we decided to head down to the southern shore and check out the beaches. Along the way, we stopped and took a few pictures at a scenic lookout and I think I spotted a whale in the water! We rode down to Kihei and followed the shoreline south past several large resorts and golf communities. We finally came to the end of the road and saw a sign that said "Big Beach"! Well, okay, let's see what ya got! It was a big beach for sure, surrounded by a rocky wall. The sand was fine and brown, and there were no stones on the walk in (like many...

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Apr 10, 2014 - Sunrise at the Haleakala Crater

This morning we awoke at 1:00 a.m. to get ready for our ride to the Haleakala Crater to see the sunrise. Some of you may wonder why we would want to get up at such an ungodly hour on our vacation. Well, we actually planned to get up at 2:00 but happened to wake up a 1:00 instead. But seriously, viewing the sunrise at the Haleakala Crater was on our "must do" list during our visit to Maui and here is a little background on why. The Haleakala is the world's largest dormant volcano, the floor of which is 7.5 miles wide. It is 2.5 miles long...

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