In an effort to squeeze as many blog posts out of my vacation to Maui, I give you this today. A collection of random photos that I took with my texting device that triples as a cell phone and a camera. It’s the best camera I’ve ever had. Anyway, if someone asks you if you want to spend a week in a Penthouse Villa at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, say yes. The above photo I took while standing in the ocean and facing the beach where I spent a considerable amount of time people watching and whale watching. I think there is a joke there but I’m going to skip it.
Any trip to Hawaii should include a trip to Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. For us this included an 18 minute flight from Maui to Oahu. The Pearl Harbor stop was a sobering and thought provoking visit. A must see. On the day of our Pearl Harbor tour, I was wearing a Fighting Sioux Hockey shirt. While standing on the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial an elderly man sidled up next to me and said, “What in the world is going on with that nickname?” I really thought I could escape it on vacation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean but apparently not.
Another must see in Honolulu is Waikiki Beach. While there I happened upon this gentleman. He seemed awfully sleepy or dead. I didn’t ask. I only stayed long enough to snap a picture. And to laugh for a while with my friends.
Also in Honolulu was this woman. I asked if I could take her photo because I thought she looked a little like Elvis. And she was sitting nicely in front of Diamond Head Mountain. She asked where I was from. I told her North Dakota and she said, “It’s warmer here.”
That’s enough for today. I’m starting to get homesick for Hawaii. More tomorrow. Mahalo.