a hui hou kākou (until we meet again)

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August 5, 2013: The sun rises on Moloka’i as seen from Lahaina, Maui.

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August 5, 2013: The Iao Needle and Valley in Wailuku, Maui.

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August 5, 2013: A hula dancer at Whalers Village in Lahaina, Maui.

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August 6, 2013: An aerial view of the Pacific Ocean near Kahekili Beach in Lahaina, Maui.

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August 6, 2013: An aerial view of Hipuapua Falls on Moloka’i.

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August 6, 2013: An aerial view of Moaula Falls on Moloka’i.

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August 6, 2013: An aerial view of the Sea Cliffs on Moloka’i.

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August 6, 2013: An aerial view of Halawa Valley on Moloka’i.

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August 6, 2013: A wave swallows a bodyboarder at Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina, Maui.

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August 7, 2013: The USS Missouri battleship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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August 7, 2013: Japanese bullet holes still scar Hangar 79 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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August 7, 2013: A green sea turtle surfaces at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Oahu.

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August 8, 2013: A bamboo forest in the Ke’anae Arboretum near Hana, Maui.

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August 8, 2013: A rainbow eucalyptus tree in the Ke’anae Arboretum near Hana, Maui.

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August 8, 2013: Cats lie on the stairs of a farmhouse near Hana, Maui.

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August 8, 2013: The Upper Hanawi Falls near Hana, Maui.

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August 8, 2013: The black sand beach of Waianapanapa Wayside Park near Hana, Maui.

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August 8, 2013: The black sand beach of Waianapanapa Wayside Park near Hana, Maui.

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August 8, 2013: The Wailua Falls near Haleakala National Park in Maui.

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August 8, 2013: The St. Joseph’s Catholic Church near Kaupo, Maui.

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August 9, 2013: The sun rises over Haleakala National Park in Maui.

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August 9, 2013: The Sliding Sands Trail at Haleakala National Park in Maui.

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August 9, 2013: A fence constructed of old windsurfing boards near Paia, Maui.

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August 10, 2013: An artisan hand carves a sea turtle at Lahaina Town in Lahaina, Maui.

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August 5, 2013: A self-portrait among the Tikis at the Kula Botanical Gardens in Kula, Maui.

Recently, Patty and I were blessed to visit Maui, Hawaii, a dream we had shared for several years. We spent six days in Lahaina on the Valley Isle and one day in Honolulu, Oahu. We will remember everything about Maui: floral-scented air, blue waters, breathtaking beauty, and friendly people.

While in Hawaii, we tanned ourselves on Ka’anapali Beach and at the Aston Mahana hotel pool. We walked through the Iao Valley, the Kula Botanical Gardens, and the Ke’anae Arboretum. We flew over Maui and Moloka’i in an open-door helicopter and drove the scenic Hana Highway in a convertible. We honored the fallen heroes at Pearl Harbor as we toured the memorials of the USS Arizona, USS Missouri, USS Bowfin and the Pacific Aviation Museum. We watched the sun rise over Haleakala National Park at 10,023 feet and then hiked five miles in and out of its dormant volcano crater. We explored Whalers Village, Lahaina Town, and the Maui Ocean Center. We ate amazing meals at the Flatbread Company, the Kula Sandalwoods, the Hula Grill, the Cool Cat Cafe, Koa Pancake House, Big Kahuna’s Pizza, Leilani’s on the Beach, and Sansei Seafood and Sushi.

We hope to return to Hawaii many times to experience her other seven islands. A hui hou kākou.

-scott weaver

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One Response to a hui hou kākou (until we meet again)

  1. jeffjacobsen says:

    Loved the photographs and am jealous of your trip. Especially since it came in August. By now, KSU should be working you to death. Have a great school year. I’ll see you at many events.

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