Our last full day on the island found this group RATHER exhausted. Juliet climbed a mountain with Paul to deliver her dad’s ashes at his request. Honestly, it was quite the feat! I could barely drag myself into the living room … I opted out of the climb but I had all the best intentions at the beginning of the week …
The rest of the day was spent finding lunch, a little gift shopping and then to Makena Beach. Unfortunately, our only day off was a cool and cloudy one. We all plopped down on the beach and napped a bit … SUCH an exciting group we are … then Dave and John ceremoniously dipped their toes in the ocean and we left. (I didn’t get any photos so I found one on the web for y’all. It’s a must-see if you get to Maui!)
Dinner at a great, casual flatbread pizza place in Paia with Paul, dropped Dave at the airport then home … packed up the next morning and headed back to the Bay Area.
So, no tans for this group, but we are invited back and already have some ideas percolating for that trip. We did get some nice press on this trip, I have to say, and everyone we met was so welcoming and lovely. Here’s a link to an article in the Maui Weekly about us coming to the island by Paul Janes-Brown, and a review in the Maui News of our Sunday concert by Ron Youngblood. We also have a copy of the Mana’o Radio broadcast and will figure out what and how to post it best very soon. Who knows … there might even be some live tracks we can put out there.
Thanks for listening! Mahalo and Aloha!