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Rebooting A Maui Blog – Maui Local Likes To Talk Story Once Again

Best Maui Beach

Have you noticed it’s been almost a month since my last post. And that was not even a valid post because I just posted a poster about Maui  to make myself better about posting a new content and let you know I am still alive :) . In reality it’s been a couple of months since I am MIA (missing in action).

So today, let’s reboot this blog! Enough of me trying to come up with a post worthy of being published on a reputable travel magazine. That wasn’t really the intent of this blog. Now back to talking story, the way it should be.

Time for me to just post about the everyday happenings in my life. For example, our walks at Keawakapu with the best Italian Dog on Maui, our @SonnyIggy.

Italian Greyhound on Maui

 

Another example is our trip to the Ululani Shave Ice place in Kihei as a family. That was fun and so local. The shave ice were so ono, truly the best shave ice on Maui!

Best Shave Ice on Maui

 

And the other day, I went gaga taking photos of this Pink Hibiscus plant in front of NAPA auto parts store in Kihei. The plant was blooming with vivacious pretty pink flowers, it got me so excited! By the way, I should mention here that they buy at NAPA store was super helpful to me. I bought an automatic transmission fluid for my squeaky Maui Cruizer and the guy even helped me pour it in the place where it should be poured. He didn’t have to buy he went to help me anyway! That’s Maui local style :)

Pink Hibiscus on Maui

 

Oh I am so excited I got this post done. Ready, set, post! Looking forward to your comments and I am planning on replying too. Let’s get re-connected shall we? :)

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Camping on Maui – Mangoland

Maui Camping

Yey for camping! As I shared with you on my previous post, we have lined up many activities for this Summer 2012.  We started off with camping this weekend and it was so much fun.  Instead of camping on Kipahulu like we did before, we camped on a private property we fondly call Mangoland.  It is owned by our dear friends who became our hanai family here on Maui. Lucky for us!

There were five families altogether in the camp including TutuMan (the owner of Mangoland).  There were 9 kids ranging from 7 to 15 years old, and a 4 year old dog, Sonny Iggy.  You won’t see much photo of the kids here because I wanted to respect their “privacy”.  I know that the famlies we were with are not so “into” the social sharing online as I am, and I respect that.

In addition to respecting their privacy, I actually really did not photo from there this weekend.  Somehow I went into a relaxed unplugged mode while there. No use of digital and electronic tools (the photos here are from my hubby), no internet, no phone, simply unplugged. I loved it! See my smile on the photo below? Yep, I am one happy camper!

A Maui Blog Camping

We went camping on Saturday, stayed overnight and came home Sunday mid-day.  It rained while we were there, and that is not unusual for Haiku. As many locals know,  it rains a lot in Haiku, Maui.   I liked it though. Living on Kihei, a town with very little rain, it is refreshing to experience rain once in a while. It’s also a “bonding” element. We were all squeezed under the tent talking story.  At night Chris, played ukulele and we sang (ahem, yes, we, I sang very softly just to participate, and let the ones with the good voice actually sing :)

Notice that huge empty can of chili on the photo? That’s what we had for dinner.  Warn chili and rice is perfect for camping! We also had saimen (ramen noodles).   How about you, if you were to go camping, what kind of food do you usually bring?

Here is another photo of Mangoland.  Can you tell why we called the place Mangoland? :)

Mango Land

I am really excited about blogging our summer adventures.  It makes blogging a lot more fun and the posts a lot more interesting. Today we are off to a Beach Family Day and Baptism at Kamaole Beach III in Kihei.  Maybe we’ll see you there?

 

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And Then She Got Addicted to Watching Rescue Videos of Dogs And Following The Life of Some Sweet Italian Greyhounds

Aloha! Yep, I am still alive!  Want to know what I had been doing instead of blogging? I had been watching rescue videos of Eldad on Facebook  and YouTube, and been hanging out on Facebook with a great group of Italian Greyhound owners, following the exciting stories of various rescue Iggies such as Jojo and Elvis.

JoJo The Italian Greyhound

Photo from Giovanni (Jojo) Italian Greyhound Facebook Page

Jojo is a blind Italian Greyhound who was left in a shelter, and if no one adopted him he may be in a danger of being put to sleep.  The person who wanted to save him lives in California, and Jojo was in Georgia.  It’s a very exciting story I tell you! If you want to share the joy of knowing Jojo like I do, hop over to his Facebook Page: Jojo, The Italian Greyhound.

Italian Greyhound Rescue

Photo from the Italian Greyhound Rescue In Houston FB Page

Now Elvis … Elvis was rescued from the shelter. At the time  he was rescued, he was so hurt and broken (he was previously hit by a car). He needed surgery and a long process of recovery. Check his the photos at Italian Greyhound Rescue in Houston to see his transformation.  The latest photo is soo cute – he is Elvis, the King!

We will be back to our regular postings about Maui shortly.  I just want to make sure I let you know one of the many reasons I was not updating my blog :)

Last but not the least, if you are on Oahu, Hawaii, and would like to adopt an Italian Greyhound, there is one waiting for you!  His name is Otto:

Italian Greyhound Rescue Hawaii

Photo from Italian Greyhound Rescue Hawaii FB Page

Interested to adopt Otto? Go to Italian Greyhound Rescue Hawaii Facebook Page and message them.

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Sonny The Italian Greyhound On Maui Has Grown

Sonny was just a little pup when I first blogged about him here at A Maui Blog

Look at how much he’s grown! Our third child … sniff, sniff ;)

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