Leisure

Yesterday was kind of a laid-back day. After we dropped Marjorie off at the airport, Denis and I headed to the Pukalani Superette. It has great bento-boxes – that is, carryout food items in boxes. Denis got a couple of delicious meats. I got cookies and milk. We went to a nearby park to eat. It was delightful.

The afternoon and evening were for relaxing, laundry, and TV. It was wonderful.

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  1. Lauren says:

    What a nice, relaxing setting. This has been a wonderful time of rest! “Pukalani Superette” is my new favorite saying.

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Marjorie’s Day of Fun

Yesterday was Marjorie’s last full day, so it was her day to choose. She likes shopping, so we went to the swap meet. I really enjoy going to it, so it was a pleasant morning. I didn’t get any pictures, but Marjorie got a tote bag and small purse. Success!

We headed home after that, and between all the delicious foods we had eaten, and the warm day, and the walking we did, it was time for a nap.

We had planned to go to the beach, but Marjorie said she would rather just go someplace nice for dinner. We had an early dinner at a place that steams all kinds of shellfish. I had shrimp. Marjorie had the combination platter, which included crab – Marjorie’s favorite!

I again forgot to take a picture, but I did get a picture of the place we went to for dessert – soft serve ice cream. Yum!

We hung out a little when we got home, then Marjorie went to bed early. She wanted to start getting back on Las Vegas time.

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Unfamiliar Fruit

Today was unintentionally a day of fruit tasting.

In the morning, we went to Ho’okipa, which has surfing, but also is a sunning area for turtles. There are five turtles in the picture below:

After seeing the turtles, we stopped at the fruit stand there and got coconuts to drink:

Marjorie also got several other fruits that she recognized from when she grew up in the Phillipines. When we got home in the afternoon, she got them all out and let me taste them.

I recorded my impressions of each fruit for my memory archive.

CHIKOO

Chikoo – Also known as sapodilla. Soft, sweet, and almost spicy flavor. Reminded me of pumpkin pie.

ATIS

Atis – Also known as cherimoya. Juicy, fruity, and sweet. Reminded me of pineapple, but not acidic. Tasted like fruit punch.

STAR APPLE

Star apple – Also known as star apple. The fruit was very mild and smooth. Not a strong flavor, but light and sweet. The rind of the fruit has milk like a milkweed plant. It is VERY sticky. Marjorie was calling it “glue”. I got it on my lips. They were sticky for a while.

In the evening we went to a bar for happy hour drinks and appetizers, but we missed happy hour. D’oh! We ate there anyway. It has a beautiful view of the sunset.

On the way back home, we stopped at Fourth Friday in Kihei, a festival with food, vendors, and music. It was fun to walk the crowd.

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Haleakala and Hula

Yesterday was a fun, full day.

In the morning, we drove to the top of Haleakala. On the way up, we stopped at the Lavender Farm, where we had delicious baked goods. Also, I used the portable toilet facilities there. It was perhaps the most beautiful portable toilet setting I have ever encountered. The sun was streaming down from beautiful tall trees. It was magical.

It was mostly clear, but there were a few clouds. It’s nice when there are clouds, because then you can really tell how high up you are.

We stopped at a scenic viewpoint on the way back down, and there was a spot where the parking lot just dropped off and left a view of the sky. We got a great shot of Denis there:

In the evening, we went to a luau. It was fun, and full of delicious food. We shared our table with a little girl who represented our table, Table Thirty-one, in the hula lesson. She’s in the purple and white dress.

The evening’s entertainment was great! Here are the men dancing:

Here are the women dancing:

Here is the fire-dancing part of the evening:

After that guy had held up his phone a bunch of times and I hadn’t said anything, I felt like my moment had passed or something. Then I felt stupid for not saying anything. He didn’t hold it up for every dance, so that was good I guess…

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Another Beginning

Denis’ friend Marjorie arrived from Las Vegas yesterday. We met her at the airport. She wanted to do a selfie right away:

We stopped at the Filipino grocery to get some lechon (roast pig), had lunch, then went off to Iao Valley. It seemed like a quick but beautiful thing to do on her first day.

We decided not to do much more, because Marjorie was feeling pretty jet-lagged. Today we plan to drive up to the Haleakala crater. I’m looking forward to it. It’s been a while since I went up there.

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