The Final Five (days to voting)

The Final Five (days to voting)

With apologies to Sam Anders, Galen Tyrol, Tory Foster, and Saul & Ellen Tigh, this post is not about you.  It’s about the final five days before all people in Washington State will have received their mail-in ballots for the 2012 General Election.  Washington is a 100% vote-by-mail state and the ballots drop late this … Continue reading

An open letter to Archbishop Sartain regarding Ref 74

An open letter to Archbishop Sartain regarding Ref 74

June 9, 2012 Dear Archbishop Sartain: In response to your ongoing Annual Catholic Appeal, I will no longer be contributing financially to support the Archdiocese of Seattle.  Your personal decisions on where to spend the limited resources, the time and effort, and the public voice of the Archdiocese have played a large role in this … Continue reading

O’heo Gulch

O’heo Gulch

O’heo Gulch, also known as the Seven Sacred Pools, is a series of waterfalls about 10 miles outside of Hana that flow into the ocean.  We managed to beat many of the tourists there today and have a splash in the water. Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator, is buried nearby.  Apparently he lived the last … Continue reading

The Road to Hana

The Road to Hana

Hana is the biggest village on the very eastern side of Maui.  While it’s only around 40 miles away from the main airport the drive takes a little over two hours.  The road is well maintained but constantly turning and curving and sprinkled with one lane bridges.  It must take all the aloha the experienced … Continue reading

Sliding Sands Hike at Haleakala

Sliding Sands Hike at Haleakala

Haleakala is a dormant volcano on the east side of Maui island. It’s a beautiful sight whether you’re down on the beach or up on top looking into the various craters. During a visit to Maui in 2008 we took the Sunrise Bike Tour offered by the Haleakala Bike Company.  They take you up VERY … Continue reading

Snorkeling at Molokini

Snorkeling at Molokini

Molokini is a volcanic crater that arises out of the water between Maui and Kaho’olawe.  As you drive around Maui it’s hard to miss and I’ve always been curious about it so we decided to book a snorkeling trip so we could see it close up.  The Pacific Whale Foundation offers a 5 hour boat … Continue reading

Maui Coffee Pilgrimage

Maui Coffee Pilgrimage

Tee is a huge fan of coffee and realized that he had never seen a coffee plant in person before.  While I believe most of the coffee grown in Hawaii is in Kona, there is a coffee farm in West Maui near Ka’anapali.  We made a pilgrimate to the MauiGrown Coffee company store and tasted … Continue reading