up at dawn maui

an Island of possibilities …

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Road Trip!

Shoes Glorious Shoes!

Who can resist a window display like this?

If you live on Maui a “Road Trip” is oft times a quick hop over to Oahu for some serious shopping and a beautiful hit of City Life.

A display like this at Ala Moana lifts your spirits and makes you glad you came! We usually stay at the Ala Moana Hotel, they have a good Kaamaina rate and you have a beautiful view of the water with all the sailboats in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. you don’t need a car and can walk over to the water, go out to eat, whatever sounds good.

A perfect “Road trip”.

The only challenge is packing your purchases so that you can fly back with just your carryon luggage!

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Walking the Beach

Beach Treasures

Tide Line

opihi babies

Early Morning beach walk. Very low tide.

No matter which beach, no matter where you are, beach combing is so irresistible!. The lure of beach glass or pretty shells keeps my eyes looking down, Hoping for todays treasures. And they are always there.
Some just to admire. Some gone in the breaking wave before you can pick them up. Some alive and a little disconcerting.
One of the great perks of a little early morning exercise on my favorite beach.
And every once in a while something magical goes home to the beach jar.

I have a fat glass jar on my windowsill with treasures that go back to when my kids were small, when they were thrilled to find their first unbroken shells.
My beach jar is always a reminder of all that is waiting the next time.

So happy that I am free to be … walking the beach.

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The Proud and the Loud


Score of the day!

In Hawaii on all Islands, Chickens are a problem. More and more running free.

For months I had a rooster outside my bedroom window with a hoarse cry that woke me up repeatedly thru the night. I fantasized about beebee guns and rat poison. But who wants to put other creatures at risk?  So because neither was a possibility I learned to live with it.
Hens however are maybe a whole different story. No rooster required.

People line up to buy fresh eggs at the Makawao Farmers Market.

Does having a little hen house make sense…? Maybe!
What do you think?