Day 0 - travel - didn’t arrive at OGG until about 9:30
Day 1 - B’fast @ Kihei Caffe - very good; lineup goes much faster than you think; picked up snorkeling gear for the week, and did a short ‘getting acclimatized’ snorkel @ Kamaole, saw the resident turtle; dinner @ Cafe O’ Lei
Day 2 - RTH day - picked up bento lunch from TJ’s - did all the usual stuff on the drive, went to Hana Bay to have lunch, wandered around Hasegawa’s General Store for a bit; stopped in Pa’ia on the way back for shopping
Day 3 - Snorkeling at Po’olenalena Beach - multiple turtle sightings; walking along Wailea’s beach pathway, wandering through the Shops and taking in their cultural show; dinner in the Shops
Day 4 - Another big breakfast @ Kihei Caffe (yeah, we like the place); drove up to Haleakala, should have been smarter and checked the temperature/wind, turns out we were very much underdressed for the conditions - spectacular nonetheless; stopped at the Surfing Goat Farm on the way back down - their cheese is really quite good; also the Sugar Museum - a good, small museum with good displays about the history of the sugar plantations, and the multi-ethnic workforce; then over to the Maui Cultural Center for their excellent art exhibit; back to Pa’ia for dinner at Flatbread, then some Friday Night Lights - Maui High v. Baldwin (one of our traditions when we visit any place is to take in a local high school sporting event - you really get a good sense of the community). A busy, but very enjoyable day!
Reports for Days 5 - 7 to come!