A Bolder Life

March 30, 2004

Jackie & Phil Chipouras Visit Maui

Jackie and Phil are on Maui so Marc and I have been playing tourist with them, complete with a ride to the summit of Haleakala in a Mustang convertible. We ate at Hula Grill on Kaanapali Beach on their first night in town. Of course the sunset was beautiful and we lined up with the rest of the spring break crowd for the photo opportunity. Kaanapali Sunset
We got up bright and early the night morning for a 7AM Whale Watch. Luckily for everyone else, a mother and baby whale put on such a great show I didn't even complain about getting up so early. Many of the whales have left Maui headed for a summer of eating in Alaska but we were happy to seem some are still in town. I have also included some photos of the West Maui Mountains. We have had a lot of rain recently so our island is extremely lush these days. Morning Whale Watch
Phil and Jackie also witnessed the dangers of living in this tropical environment when a storm knocked a banana tree onto our car. Marc 1; Banana Tree 0
Yesterday we cruised to the top of Haleakala (10,020 feet) in the Mustang. The landscape is amazing. We talked a lot about the Mars Rover for obvious reasons. It's an average of 32 degrees colder at the summit than at beach. Haleakala is also the home to many endemic and/or endanger species like the Nene bird and Silversword plant. In the photo of Phil and Jackie at the summit you can see the Big Island of Hawaii behind them, if you look carefully. Haleakala

Posted by Perrin at March 30, 2004 10:38 AM


Poor banana tree :(

Posted by: Will at April 1, 2004 3:55 PM

These two are phenomenal hosts and hostesses!!

Posted by: Jackie at April 11, 2004 12:10 PM

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