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The Merry Month Of May On Maui

Can you believe it’s already May and we are almost in the middle of year 2012?  Sometimes I can’t.  I can’t believe that next month I’d be turning 46. FORTY SIX!  Let’s change the subject, shall we?

This month of May is packed with many wonderful events on Maui. It is such as merry month, starting with Lei Day on the first of May.  Many schools are celebrating by having a Hoolaulea.  I still remember when my kids were at Kamalii School, I always loved going to their Hoolaulea.

I was planning to do a round up of events on this post that is why I titled it “The Merry Month of May”.  However,  as I was writing the draft, it seems so boring I decided to change it.  Instead of a round up, I will just post about each of them as it comes near (time permitting).  I think posting about the events one at a time is better than me doing the round up. Round ups can get overwhelming. For those of you who like to plan ahead, I will also post about the events ahead of time on A Maui Blog Facebook Page.

OK, this post is just a quickie but I already have other posts in line for the week.  Planning to upload a post at least 3 times a week for the month of May – does that sound good to you?

One last quickie reminder, Mother’s Day is next week – have you already planned a wonderful day for you mom? If not, better start planning! She deserves a special day, you know :)

Aloha Oi!

Photo: taken by me yesterday  at Changs Beach in Makena.

 

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For The Love of Maui 5K Photos

Running on Maui at Polo Beach

 

Running on Maui, Polo Beach Makena

 

These photos are my entries to the Wordless Wednesday Meme at 5 Minutes For Moms.  

For more photos of the For The Love of Maui 5k Run, please go to A Maui Blog Facebook Page

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My Favorite Beaches on Maui by @DJSmook (Prt 2)

So the blog story continues.  Hope you enjoyed the post on my favorite beaches in Central Maui.  Ever since I moved back to Kihei, I’ve always been wowed at the beautiful beaches she has to share with us.  Below are a brief synopsis on my favorite South Maui beaches.

Makena State Park (Big Beach) is one of Maui’s Premier beach parks in South Maui.  It’s a massive mile long beach park where locals and visitors can go to swim, surf, snorkel, and scuba dive.  This beach has lifeguards on post and are regularly patrolled by the Maui County Police Department’s ATV patrolmen.  This beach is one of my all time favorite beaches to go to.  There are lifeguards but they leave at or around 1700 hours (5PM) so use caution when swimming after that time.  Wave activity at this beach can change without notice.  If in doubt about conditions, please talk with either a lifeguard or the police officers.  A con of this beach is there are no showers or restrooms though.  My personal tip for you is to bring some extra large towels and water jugs so you can rinse yourself off and dry off before driving out.

 Kamaole Beach Parks I, II, and III are awesome beach parks to go to.  All are kid friendly and have full restrooms and showers available for use.  You can catch some waves on surf boards or body boards.  You can also snorkel and scuba dive there also.  Watch for Warning Flags and Signage posted.  All beaches have grills and picnic tables to use and have water spigots to clean the grills and kitchen equipment you happen to bring to the beach park.  All of these beaches have life guard stands and are regularly patrolled by the County Park Rangers and Police ATV Patrols.  When in doubt on weather and water conditions, ALWAYS feel free to ask the lifeguards on duty on what conditions are like.  After 1700 hours (5PM) there are no lifeguards on post so use caution if swimming past that time.  All in all the Kamaole Beaches are all wonderful places to go.

*  To be continued. Next post of Jake is about tips on the beach. Then also I will post about my favorite South Maui beaches since I live on this side of the island too and we have plenty to choose from.  Thank you again Jake for guest posting today. 

What is your favorite beach on Maui? Some of you already have shared, but others haven’t.  We would love to hear from you.  Write your answer in the comment section below.  Mahalo!

 

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Big Beach, Makena, Maui

Wordless Wednesday Entry at 5 Minutes For Moms

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