Take Time to Breathe with This Meditative Video
Please take a minute to relax, center, and ground with this video honoring the Solstice: Keepers of the Earth
Hawaii 2016 – April 22-23 | Mike Wall Music
Greeted by Pam’s Auntie Alene and Uncle Ernie, we arrived at the Maui Kahului airport on the afternoon of 4/22. We spent the rest of Friday the 22nd with uncle and auntie in Makawao, touring the yard, basking in the love and abundance.
Oh…and Buddy! Uncle is a sucker for sweet critters. Buddy is full of character and…so much more. He gets love from Uncle, food from Auntie, and lets everyone know when he is lonely. Oh yes, digging up the yard, scratching the door, chewing the downspout, and biting holes in the hose. “Didn’t I hear you say you wanted a soaker…”
Buddy was very happy to lead the tour of the garden.
Ernie and Alene live in a historic building about a mile from the tourist area of Makawao. This is about 1800′ elevation on the NW slope of Haleakala, the larger, younger volcano of Maui. Upcountry Maui. We are beyond blessed to call this our home base when we visit Maui.
Welcome to the garden. Smell the Canna, Hibiscus, Anthuriums… I should mention: Click on any image to get a lovely full resolution experience!
That evening, Pam got to know the local mosquitoes. Consensus…she is delicious. Maui mosquitoes are microscopic and subtle. Unlike ours in the pacific NW, you hardly see or feel them. Until later. And that feeling delivers for days….and days…
Dinner was homemade Portuguese bean soup. Delicious. Auntie is a culinary artist.
On April 23rd, Pam and I regrouped and planned for the time ahead. We needed more SD card space for her camera and realized that we forgot our binoculars…so we ventured back to Kahului to the Sports Authority and Walmart. Ha!
While in Walmart we discovered this entire row of graduation Leis. Love!! Click on the image for fun.
We also played in Pukalani, near Makawao. This is the real Maui. But it is expanding/growing. Now there is a Longs/CVS. Yes, we had so much fun with the Longs clerks…indicative of our travels. We find the greatest joy in connecting with the souls that we meet along the way. We will reconnect with them again during this trip…and…again…
If in Pukalani, you must visit the Superette. And you must be open to all possibilities there. The food, space, and people. And so we were.
Oh…Pam had her Teri Burger at the Mixed Plate in Pukalani. Highly recommended.
And the Starbucks had Pam’s favorite smokey butterscotch drink. what else can I say?
Tomorrow is Auntie Alene’s birthday! It’s a big one! …