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A Day In A Life Of A Maui Local known as @amauiblog

Maui Sunset by Mike Neal

This post idea started with this photo by Mike Neal.  He is my kindred spirit when it comes to loving Maui Sunrise and Maui Sunset.  Almost everyday he posts a photo on his Facebook profile and I enthusiastically share it on A Maui Blog page.  This Friday, he shared the photo above and for me that photo is a great reminder of why I am love living on Maui.  That is the Maui I love.

I know a new blog post is needed. My original goal was to post 2 to 3 times a week but I am failing.  But no need to fret. I think I’d post whenever I can and that is ok. No pressure.

Last night I thought, “why not blog about my day“?  Nothing spectacular, just an ordinary day of a Maui Local who happens to be a blogger.  Not sensational, but a glimpse of what it is like to live on this island we love (as a blogger I should add as other Maui Local will have a different typical day)

So where do I begin? In the morning I suppose.  When I woke up I found out that the internet router in our house is broken.  That’s enough to for me to experience some “internet withdrawal” symptoms because I could not use my Mac computer to tweet and post on Facebook.  But it only lasted a few minutes as I slapped myself and told myself that I live on Maui, why the heck am I so bothered by a broken router.  When hubby woke up, he told me we, as a family, will go to Costco to buy a new router for me.  My family knows how to please me :)

Everyone in the family went to do our Saturday morning chores. I managed to tweet what I was doing through my IPhone Instagram.  While cleaning and de-cluttering I was having this conversation in my mind, with myself, about the #SeeMaui Tweetup that  was supposed to happen at 2pm that day.  Should I go?  I really really wanted to.  It will be so much fun and I would be so stoked to personally meet some of the famous travels bloggers I had been following on Twitter.  On the other hand, Saturday is supposed to be our “family day”.  My husband’s truck is in the shop and so we only have only car to use in the family. I guess I could just car pool with Erik Blair, the Accidental Consultant, who lives on Kihei and also going to the tweetup.  When I mentioned to my hubby about the tweetup, he asked “what about our plans to go to Costco?” Oh yeah, we are gonna go to Costco as a family. I guess I could have justified my going by saying it is “work” and represent Aloha Luxury Properties while I was there.  But I wanted to be sensitive to Maui Visitors Bureau and I wasn’t sure if promoting our vacation rental on that setting is appropriate because they have their own vacation rental companies sponsoring #SeeMaui. Maybe it was ok but I opted not to do it since I didn’t ask.

And just to let you know, going to Costco as a family is really one of our family’s “bonding time”. I am not kidding.  Funny and weird but true.  It’s a time for us to ride in the car together, not only to talk about what we need to buy at Costco and what we want to buy but can’t afford right now but to talk about a lot of things going on in our life.  When we get old and kids have their own kids, they will tell them stories of how we used to drive to Costco together – he he he.

We did go to the beach later in the afternoon to walk Sonny, the famous Italian greyhound, and to watch the Maui Sunset.  It was a very windy day at Keawakapu yesterday but there were still many people at the beach.  Aside from a usual picture taking I even took a video to share with you how windy it was:

Despite the wind, it was a good day at the beach.  We saw our good friends Erik and Emmi and their kids.  It’s always fun chatting with them. Sonny had a good run. I got some great photos of Maui Sunset and at night we had our dinner. Guess what we have for dinner? If you guessed Costco pizza you are right!  :)

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Super Moon Moonset on Maui

Super Moon Moonset Maui

 

I woke up at 5 o’clock this morning and when I looked out the window I saw a beautiful moon, the super moon 2012 on it’s way to set on Maui.  I saw it through the same window that I usually take my Maui Sunset photos.  It is pretty cool to see a moonset there where the sunset also happens.  I quickly grabbed my camera and as I point I saw two birds on a wire posed for the photo. Great!

 

Super Moon Moonset Maui 2012

 

I took these photos through our window with wire mesh window screen.  Thankfully the screen didn’t show up as much.  My camera didn’t capture so much of the color of the sky … it’s pink and blue.  It’s beautiful!

 

Supermoon Moonset Maui

 

How about you? Did you watch the super moon in your place last night? Did you take a photo of the Super Moon 2012 in your area? If you posted a photo or blogged about it, please leave the link on the comment section. I would love to see your photos too!

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Cloudy Days Aren’t So Gloomy On Maui

 

 

 

This post is a participant on Wordless Wednesday at 5 Minutes For Moms

 

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The Lavender Farm Summer Festival

 

Photo by Peter Liu ( @Peterliu47 )

Ali`i Kula Lavender building stronger communities through their Sustainable Aloha Summer Fest!

Kula, Maui -  Ali`i Kula Lavender (AKL) will hold its first Sustainable Aloha Summer Fest, a day of activities in sustainability, education and culture, to be held on July 9th, Saturday from 9a to 2pm at the Lavender Farm in Kula.

There will be a showcase of Hawaii’s most talented entertainers headlining this event, with Hawaii’s Song Bird Emma Veary,  soulful vocalist Paula Fuga, Grammy Award winner, George Kahumoku and Song Legend, Brother Noland.  There will also be a performance by halau, Wehiwehi o Leilehua directed by Kumu Hula,  Gordean Bailey and a spirited performance by Isle of Maui Pipe Band.

A range of interactive activities to educate while encouraging more sustainable living will be offered.  Slow Foods Maui will share how to bake using locally sourced ingredients, Maui Electric will have energy saving tips, Maui Humane Society will raise our awareness on taking care of our pets during a disaster, Community Work Day will demonstrate how easy and creative it is to recycle our trash with their rendition of the “Art of Trash, “and finally AKl will offer “build your own terrarium” that will have a contained eco-system that waters itself.  Fun, easy and a beautiful take home gift!

Noho`ana farms in Waikapu, will offer their knowledge of how to pound your own poi.  Maui Cultural Lands will also be on hand to share creative ways to restore nature while creating balance in our everyday lives with useful items, such as bookmarks made from native plants and seeds.

Is it time to replace some of those water thirsty plants with drought loving lavender? The Lavender Farm will have its first plant sale of various lavender varieties grown on the farm, along with colorful succulents and other plants.  Pots & plants will all be on sale for 20% off.  Garden enthusiasts are encouraged to go early for best selection.

Nothing tastes better than eating local favorites in the great outdoors. Favorites such as spam musubi’s , Kalua pork,, Teri chicken and Stir fry vegetable bentos and hot dogs , fresh fruit smoothies, delicious lavender lemon tarts, onolicious kettlecorn, cotton candy, refreshing shave ice and ice cold beverages all day long.

Sustainable Aloha is a grassroots movement of socially and culturally responsible people who choose to take action (big & small) to sustain and nurture themselves, their family, their community and the planet, through act of Aloha.  AKL’s movement is driven by a deep belief that Aloha connects all living things and when acting within its value center, the result is a sustainable and beneficial way of life that creates possibilities and opportunities for everyone.  Ali`i Kula Lavender believes that Sustainable Aloha is a lifestyle that builds stronger communities through collaboration and cultural values.  The entire days activities will be dedicated to Alii Chang, founder, farmer, and visionary who passed on April 13, 2011.  This celebration will be a tribute to his legacy.

Admission will be $3 per person with children 5 years and younger at no charge.  Directions to the farm can be found at  www.aklmaui.com or by calling 808-878-3004.

 

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