Hawaii (Part II)

Maui . . .

Our last full day here.

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[Yes, chickens.  Wild chickens.  Gorgeous chickens.  They’re everywhere . . . here on the way into Iao State Park.]

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[And it was raining again . . . what a surprise!  But in this instance, it worked.  This seems to be a place best seen in the rain.  Reminded me of the landscapes in Avatar.]

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[The main theme here seems to be  – “Danger.”  Good thing it rained so hard we didn’t venture far.  I took this video and then we headed back “to town” to see if there would be a change in the weather.]

[In our hour or so drive around the vicinity, we stopped in at a McDonald’s and then this was the only picture we took (at a small public golf course).]

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[We went back to the park though the weather was still foreboding.  But the rain held off long enough for us to hike up to the overlook.]

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[Driving out, with the Super at the wheel, she stopped at these poinsettias and said, “Take a picture,” then drove forward 5 more feet and said, “Take a picture” . . . her wish was my command.]

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[This is looking out from our hallway window, right outside our room, of the hotel’s patio area, including an outdoor restaurant, a bar, and a swimming pool just off to the right.  The building in the background is also part of the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, an old original along this strip.]

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[And our beach . . . ]

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[OMG, more rainbows!  They’re everywhere!  But what makes them unique, at least to me, sometimes you can see where they hit the ground.  I’d never seen that before?]

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[The Black Cliff at the north end of our beach.  That girl stood hanging over that edge for several minutes at a time, but she never did jump (of course, I could never even stood at the edge) . . . ]

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[But a guy did dive in, with a back flip no less.]

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[Our last sunset over Lana’i.]

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[Sweet little buttercup, shy little buttercup . . . ]

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[Dinner and show outside, at our own hotel, hadn’t done that all week!  We bid aloha as the next day we would be off to the Big Island.]

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Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.  ~  George Carlin.

Up next:  Catching up locally?

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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