Day 8-Hana to Ka’anapali Beach, Maui

It is a beautiful morning with a bittersweet goodbye to my new best friend, Snoop Dog. The inn owner’s dog that was the most well behaved dog I had ever met. Peace out Snoop.

Rolled out after a breakfast and a little drag of the feet in town. Magical place. It is probably no longer a secret. Hana’s saving grace it is hard to get to.

The road was crazy going toward Hana. We we’re heading in the other direction. We got to Makawao and went online for restaurants for near me and snagged a reservation at Mama’s Fish House in Paia. Incredible. Best seafood I have ever eaten. Bring your money and don’t rush. Featured image outside of Mama’s.

An interesting drive to Kaanapali.

Will snorkel that point in the morning.

Peace out, Tres dog.

Day 7-Christmas Day in Hana Bay

A brilliant fish plate of Mahi-Mahi grilled from Hana Farms. Another last minute win of Hana Fuda card games over the loveliest of wives, last night. We awoke to the sea.

It was unclear when Christmas Mass would be so we arrived a little after nine to hear ukulele and singing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. We were very welcomed including featured image. Loved the Hawaiian Christmas tree.

A beautiful morning in paradise. A walk through Hana.

It is Christmas everywhere. Peace on earth and good will to all. Tres

Day 6-Oahu to Maui-The Road to Hana

A nice night at Paradise Bay Resort of Sushi and Hana Fuda card games. Lovely day to take off.

An easy jet hop to Maui.

Rental car grab and down “the road”. Picnic lunch at Garden of Eden. It was!

Rainbow Eucalyptus

The road was incredible.

View from the room

Internet spotty. Hope for better tomorrow. Peace out Tres

Day 5-Oahu-Ko Olina Lagoon#4

Featured image from our neighborhood: Mariella Smith

I went to get a snorkel in after getting skunked out of Hanauma Bay Preserve, twice. Went to Disney’s version of Oahu at Ko Olina. Manicured and ready for mainlanders. They had built 4 or 5 man made place to snorkel from the beach with breakwaters. The private place had to open these to the public after some complaint. It was busy but the water was still kind of moving at the openings. A minute in the water I found some one’s wedding ring. The camera giving me some fits again but got some pics for later. Moorish Idol!

I was not skunked and there were some other fish that I had never seen quite colored that way. Can’t wait to get to Maui and snorkel. $16 bacon and bagel with all the works and back to the room to check up on the commish. She had found the free store.

I went to see the Byodo-In Temple. Buddhist a couple of miles from where we are. It’s a re-creation but, is quite impressive.

Looked like feeding the tarpon at Robbie’s in Islamorada, Florida on Lower Matecumbe Key.

The temple was in a huge cemetery.

Off tomorrow to Maui and the road to Hana and staying 2 nights. Went waaay to fast. Peace out Tres

Day 4-Oahu Extra

A great lunch at Cafe Julia, after the tour, at the YWCA.

A quick walk to the Hawaii State Museum of Art.

Downtown

Bishop Museum.

King Kamehameha the Great

Peace out. Tres

Day 3-Oahu

Featured image: Downtown Honolulu from Nutridge Estate

A nice rollout and breakfast and on to Koko Crater Botanical Garden for a morning walk around the crater. A picnic lunch after the walk. I will let the pictures do the talking.

A quick stop at the room and off for a luau at Nutridge Estate. It was great. A great company of people that were really fun in a smaller group with great cooked food.

The little one stole everyone’s heart.

A great day. More tomorrow. Peace out Tres dog

Oahu-Day 2

A nice sleep and Kona coffee in the french press. We headed to Ho’omuhulia Botanical Garden near us in Kaneohe. Immensely breathtaking and beautiful.

Camping in the garden on the weekends!

Lunch in Chinatown but a stop first.

Chinatown. Statue of Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

Around the corner was the Foster Botanical Garden. WOW!

At the nest

Now the orchids.

It was a great day. More tomorrow. Peace out Tres