Trip 4 - February '09 Itineraries

Boy, if anyone has a limit of the things you could possibly do in a 2 week timeframe, we might have come close to breaking it. Our February trip was by far the busiest, and we loved every minute of it.

Sunday, February 15th

Buzzin the Crater
  • Landed in Maui, 2 hours late
  • Check-in at hotel
  • Late night run to Lahaina Cannery Mall
  • Journal Entry: A Long Journey to Maui

Monday, February 16th

Cindy and I at the Summit
  • Haleakala Sunrise
  • Breakfast at Kula Lodge
  • Shopping trip to Whalers Village
  • Walking along Front Street
  • Dinner at Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • Visiting at Maui Hands Gallery in Lahaina
  • Grocery Shopping at Safeway
  • Journal Entry: On Top of the World
  • Journal Entry: A Familar Afternoon

Tuesday, February 17th

Hawaiian Pizza
  • Breakfast at the Sheraton Maui Resort
  • Walk along Ka'anapali Beachwalk
  • Hawaiian Pizza for lunch at Nikki's in Whalers Village
  • Shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall
  • Sunset from our lanai at the Sheraton
  • Lulu's in Lahaina for dinner
  • No after-dinner stroll, too windy
  • Journal Entry: Unwinding

Wednesday, February 18th

Calf Breach
  • Catching early morning rainbows from our lanai
  • Walk along the Kahekili Beachwalk
  • Jamba Juice near Lahaina Town
  • Whalewatch with the Pacific Whale Foundation
  • Black Rock Cliff Dive Ceremony
  • Dinner at Leilani's in Whalers Village
  • Journal Entry: We Were Mugged! By a Whale, That Is
  • Journal Entry: We Tried Again, But Failed

Thursday, February 19th

Ka'anapali Beach
  • Breakfast at the Sheraton
  • Cindy Spa Day at the Westin Maui Resort
  • Taking shots along Ka'anapali Beach
  • Shopping in Lahaina Town
  • Traffic Jam on the way to Kihei, turning around
  • Drive north passed Kapalua
  • Dinner at Outback Steakhouse at the Lahaina Gateway
  • Journal Entry: A Heavenly Day

Friday, February 20th

Iao Stream
  • Aloha Friday
  • Morning whale watching from our lanai
  • Visit to Iao Valley State Park
  • Lunch at the Royal Island Drive Inn in Wailuku
  • Picking up leis at Safeway
  • Vacation Portrait Session with Natalie Brown
  • Dinner at Aroma D'Italia Ristorante in Kihei
  • Journal Entry: Aloha Friday on Maui

Saturday, February 21st

Whale Day '09
  • Whale Day Parade in Kihei
  • Whale Day Celebration at Kalama Park
  • Tweetup with @AMauiBlog and @raatz
  • Shopping local merchants at the Whale Day booths
  • Grocery shopping at the Lahaina Cannery
  • Carryout from Honokowai Okazuya & Deli for dinner on our lanai
  • Stargazing and star photos on Kahekili Beach
  • Journal Entry: Whales and Tweeps

Sunday, February 22nd

Wailea Beach
  • Another cloudy morning
  • Laundry day, at the Kahana laundromat
  • Lunch at Da Kitchen Express in Kihei
  • Beach hopping, stop 1 at Kama'ole Beach II
  • Beach number two, Ulua Beach in Wailea
  • Third beach of the day, Wailea Beach
  • Sunset walk along the Wailea Boardwalk
  • Grocery shopping at Safeway
  • Hana guidebook shopping at Barnes and Noble
  • Packing for our overnight trip to Hana
  • Journal Entry: Suds Before Sand

Monday, February 23rd

Hamoa Beach
  • An early start to Hana
  • Short breakfast stop at Pauwela Cafe & Bakery in Haiku
  • Chasing waterfalls along the road to Hana
  • Banana bread from the Halfway to Hana stand
  • Stop at Hamoa Beach passed Hana
  • Visit to the Hasagawa General Store
  • Check-in at the Hotel Hana-Maui
  • Dinner at Ka'uiki in the Hotel Hana-Maui
  • Journal Entry: Chasing Waterfalls
  • Journal Entry: A Night in Old Hawaii

Tuesday, February 24th

Oheo Gulch 08
  • Sunrise in Hana
  • Checked out from the Hotel Hana-Maui
  • Photos along Koki Beach
  • Hiking at Haleakala National Park
  • Climbing rocks at the Oheo Gulch, falling in and getting soaked
  • Drive back towards Paia
  • Stop at the Hookipa Beach Lookout to watch the windsurfers
  • Tweetup with @DJSMOOK, @jalove, and @Ucsmiles as Island Cuisine in Paia
  • Dinner and malasadas at Lulu's in Lahaina for Fat Tuesday
  • Journal Entry: Come on in, the water's fine

Wednesday, February 25th

Napili Beach
  • Sleeping in
  • Maui Tacos in Napili
  • Short visit to Napili Beach, pretty windy
  • Drove up to Oneloa Beach in Kapalua, weather chased us away
  • Walking around Front Street, booked whalewatch #2
  • Ka'anapali Sunset Luau at the Sheraton, indoors because of the weather
  • Journal Entry: "Wind"esday on Maui

Thursday, February 26th

Lanai Sunset Crown
  • Another sleepy morning
  • Drove out to Haiku for lunch with Pat and Mort Luby
  • Great home-cooked meal with the Luby's, talked story for many hours
  • Mad dash back to Lahaina, in rush hour
  • Dinner cruise with the Pacific Whale Foundation
  • Journal Entry: Lunch Upcountry, Dinner Afloat

Friday, February 27th

Lahaina Harbor
  • Out the door early
  • Morning whalewatch with the Pacific Whale Foundation
  • Lunch at BJ's Chicago Pizzeria
  • Lazy afternoon, a little packing
  • Saw HAPA in concert at the Castle Theater at the MACC
  • Journal Entry: Our Last Day in Lahaina

Saturday, February 28th

Tasaka Guri-Guri
  • Final breakfast at the Sheraton
  • Checkout from hotel
  • Starbucks at the Maui Marketplace in Kahului
  • A stop for Guri Guri at the Maui Mall
  • Afternoon flight back home

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