A Bolder Life

February 19, 2005

OGG

Kahului Airport, Maui, was designated as OGG in honor of aviation legend, and Lihue native, Capt. Bertram J. Hogg (pronounced Hoag), who is credited for being one of the frontier pilots who helped
build the airlines of today in the Pacific.

When he first began flying passengers, Hogg, a Lihue native, flew Sikorsky S-38 amphibious planes that carried eight passengers. When he flew to Kona, he would land in the bay and outrigger canoes would come out to bring in the passengers.

He also made the first interisland commercial flight after the Pearl Harbor attack, on December 10, 1941, in a DC-3 to Maui and the Big Island.

Hogg logged his last commercial flight in 1968 in a DC-9 after 41 years in the aviation industry and 25,000 flying hours, most of it as a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines.

Capt. Hogg died March 30, 1992, at the age of 84.

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January 10, 2005

Tis the Season

We had a very festive holiday season. We attended Leilani's on the Beach holiday party.

We also chartered a boat and dressed like pirates with 50 of our closest friends. The sunset was beautiful, the whales were breaching and Captain Morgan was goog to all of us.

Carol and Dave came to visit and gave us a family trip to the Big Island for Christmas. We had an amazing experience hiking miles across raw lava to come within a few feet of hot, oozing magma and then hiked back under the moonlight. Wow!

Just after the New Year Josh and Deanna came to visit. We had a great time snorkling, hanging out and attending the Mercedes Championship golf tournament. Sergio even game me his ball. That will teach Marc to stay home sick.

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November 8, 2004

Update on Life on Maui

Our hiking club took a field trip to the Maui County Fair. Mace-o won a ton of prizes for Sarah proving his love for her and of course defending his manhood after he almost got beaten up by the Stompaz girls soccer team. The flower arrangements were amazing, the farm animals needed to be brushed and the island carnies were great. Here are some photos
In a related story Marc chopped a bunch of bananas out of our tree with a chef's knife tied to the broom and Perrin was almost crushed trying to catch them. The smoothies taste great.


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June 15, 2004

Big Catch up Article

Days have a way of disappearing here in Maui. We apologize for being a little behind posting our adventures so here is my attempt to catch up.

AMY BIRDIE, COLLEEN, BRIAN AND BEN VISIT
Some of our favorite people came to Maui for quick one-week visit. We had a fabulous time complete with a mini-spa day for the girls, surfing for everyone and of course the pleasure of meeting Ben for the first time. We spent the night in Hana and attempted to swim in every pool on that side of the island. Amy had some trouble believing that her snorkel mask would not leak if it was not on tight enough to hurt so she spent the week with a ridge in forehead. And Ben and Colleen ventured down Haleakala on bikes. Here are some fun photos


CAROL AND DAVE VISIT
Mom and Dad came to visit too. Unfortunately, Dad crushed a few toes before coming so he was on crutches. They still had a great time and got a good overview of the island. Dad is going to carve us a honu (turtle) so we have some beautiful photos of these graceful animals. Honus Carol and Dave were also around for our first canoe regatta. Marc's boat came in third -- Congrats! We will have to make room on the photo wall for medals. Our First Regatta Mom and Dad are now in California for Hazel's first birthday. Marc made her a fabulous t-shirt and of course I can't resist posting photos. Hazel is 1 & Rad

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February 7, 2004

Taro Burger in Paradise

How sweet it is to live in Paradise. Jimmy Buffett was in town for an outdoor concert at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. It was like your basic Buffett concert but instead of day dreaming about changes in latitude, boat drinks, the coconut telegraph and wanting to go where it's warm we live it. We also had fresh orchid leis not cheesy plastic ones and most people skipped aloha shirts since they have collars and are thus considered business attire here on the island. I (Perrin) was the undisputed washers champion of the pre-show tailgate party. Overall we had a fabulous time in the front row of Margarita Ville. Here are some pictures from our January day in Paradise. Jimmy Buffett Concert

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January 1, 2004

Happy Holidays

It's been awhile since we last posted a story and for that we apologize. The holidays have been busy here. We both attended fabulous parties hosted by our companies. Crazy stuff can happen when you close down restaurants and take the entire staff to be waited on by others. It was fun to get dressed up and party prom style again. Here are some photos from the evening. Aloha Mixed Plate & Leilanni's Parties.

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December 10, 2003

It snowed in Lahaina

Thanks to the Lahaina Ice Company Maui keiki were able to play in the snow on Saturday. The Lahaina Town Action Committee put on a great event under the Banyan Tree complete with keiki hula, a giant snowman and cookie decorating. The junior high band had to compete with the myna birds that squawk like mad at sunset. That was a loud part of the evening. Kalani, Marc and I took Mihana and Nalu and let them decorate and eat as many cookies as they wanted. Lucky for us their parents arrived just as the sugar buzz set-in.

Here are some photos

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November 26, 2003

Amazing Technology

Thanks to deregulation and the wonders of technology you can now dial our old home phone number 303-544-1525 and it will ring at our house in Maui. Wow!

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September 10, 2003

Contact Us

You can contact us here in Maui, we hope to hear from you soon

Marc
Cell 303.589.4840
marc@chipouras.com

Perrin
Cell 808.280.7549
perrin@monhollen.com

Our House
Home Phone 303.544.1525
4435 Lower Honoapiilani Rd #255
Lahaina, HI 96761

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