Aloha….part 2



Today was our first full day on the island and we didn’t really know what to do first.  I was awake at 5am so I took the laptop into the bathroom so I wouldn’t disturb Toby.  Hey, whatever works!


We saw whale spouts yesterday on the way to the hotel so I wanted to drive back down the coast to see if we could get a shot of one.  The pictures don’t do them justice by any means, but it was amazing seeing them play off shore.  There were 2 that we saw and they would leap out of the water and then make a huge splash as they came back down.  They like to slap their fins on the water, too.  I can’t wait to get out on the water and see one up close.


This afternoon we sat out at the beach to catch some sun, but the wind is blowing so hard here that the sand cuts you like a knife.  We put up with it!  The resorts don’t own the beach so you’re free to walk up and down the beach as far as you want and that’s also where people go to smoke since everything is smoke free.  With the winds as high as they were, the surf was rough so there was no swimming for me.  Some surfers and boogie boarders took their chances though.


Tonight we went to the Royal Lahaina Luau.  WOW!!!!  It was more than both Toby and I expected it to be.  The first words that came to mind was how sensual their dance is.  Rolling hips, waving arms, and little coconut bras!  The men didn’t wear much more.  They showed us 4 different types of hula dancing.  Tahitian, traditional Hawaiian, Samoa, and Hollywood.  The traditional Hawaiin was by far my faorite.  The food was good and when our hostess said that in old Hawaii the men did all the cooking and cleaning up, all the women cheered! 














Oh, people watching!!!!  Sorry to jump around, but I have to share this story!  When we got on the plane in MN, there was a group of 2 ladies and 1 guy.  The 2 ladies were something else!  The one wasn’t bad, but oh my!  The 2nd lady looked like she should be going to Vegas to audition for a part….She was not in shape (I’ll put it that way!) and was wearing black spandex pants (Yes, really, spandex) with a black spandex racerback tank top, a green plastic bracelet, big gold earrings that looked like safety pins, glasses that looked like cheap fake gold, and (at least) 3 inch high heels with leopard print!  No, I am not kidding!!!!!  Her makeup was thick and her clothes were way too tight.  OH, and when she bent over you got a good view of her thong!!!!!!  I”m sorry, it it was a sight!!!!!  People, invest in a mirror would you?!

So, now we are going to take a walk to the beach and look at the stars.  This is one place I think everyone needs to visit at least once in their lives.  I will be back and I will bring my kids because they just need to see beauty and nature at it’s best.   Until next time, Mahalo!

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12 Responses to Aloha….part 2

  1. Joy says:

    I have that second pic set as my wallpaper. It’s gorgeous. They all are Sue. Let’s see some of the two of you 🙂

    I guess there’s your hula girl Gary! She is beautiful.

  2. Sounds like you’re having the time of your life! Keep enjoying, and make sure to try some swimming! I bet it’s not as cold there as it is some places these days, so make the best of the sun and sea :).
    Whales are incredible beasts – I’m jealous that you get to see them!

    People watching is always a hoot. I know just the type of woman you’re talking about – but I never know if I should admire their confidence in their body and taste or avert my eyes in embarrassment!

  3. mssc54 says:

    Wow, I go away from the pc for a few days and you “leave the country.” lol

    Talk about culture shock, huh?

    I would say “have fun” but I feel there isn’t the need for that sort of instruction.

  4. nikki says:

    I’m glad you are enjoying yourselves. The pictures are breath taking, and I can’t imagine in real life. 🙂 I agree we need pictures of you two!!! Maybe you and Tob can put those hula outfits on. 🙂

  5. Joy says:

    Oh Nikki, what a great idea. Come on now, who doesn’t want to see Sue in a coconut bra??? And that hula skirt would look oh so cute on Tob.

  6. Sue says:

    Ah, I don’t think so you two! Although, they do have coconut bras for sale everywhere! Hey Nikki, that’s what I’ll bring you back!!!! BTW, I did find your sand, but it’s in a bottle already so I’m not positive it’s really Hawaiin, but it’s neat none the less!

  7. Otto Mann says:

    Sue, you never post in this blog, but when you do it’s great!!

    Hello to Nikki and Joy!!! 🙂

  8. Gary says:

    Sounds like you two are having the time of your life! GOOD FOR YOU!! The photos are awesome and thanks for sharing them. I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Maybe someday!!! 😀


  9. starlaschat says:

    ALO…………HA! So much fun Sue! I’m so glad you are sharing your pictures with us. Thank You!! Great post too, I hope you keep sending pictures. This is doing wonders for my cabin fever. Thanks Again.

  10. Tessa says:

    Sue, thanks so much for sharing!! Beautiful pictures. I love the one of the girl doing the dance. Beautiful! We hope to go someday soon. Nature at its best is a great way to put it! I want to travel lots and take our little ones too. I cannot wait to hear more about your trip!! I am happy for you guys! The ocean scene in the NW here is equally as beautiful, whales and eagles and islands, but different.
    Take care!!! Love us.

  11. Doraz says:

    Wow, it looks like you are really taking in a lot of sites and doing a lot of people watching! That is all part of the fun! Enjoy and relax! Try something different, maybe hang gliding??? *)*

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