An interview with Sarah Vowell on “The Daily Show” alerted me to the availability of her new book “Unfamiliar Fishes”.
Whatever is cool about surfing seems lost when you have to wait in line for a wave like you’re at the DMV.
We’re going to the beach one more time tomorrow morning and then leaving.
I cannot pronounce it but it is beautiful.
The only front-country campground in the summit district of Haleakala National Park is Hosmer Grove.
We are above the clouds.
After we set up the tent and had a cold dinner I got really sick, probably from the high elevation.
We tried another beach, H.A. Baldwin Beach State Park, on the other side of Pa’ia.
Hali’imaile is a small upcountry village surrounded by pineapple fields that look like they go on forever, except that you can see the ocean in the distance below.
Lahaina is a standard tourist town with overpriced souvenirs.
So far we really like Maui.
The flight to Maui from Oahu is an up-and-down flight of just over half an hour.
Downtown Honolulu is much more polished with its glass high-rise office towers and its historic districts have more character than Waikiki.
The weather in Honolulu is balmy. The sun goes in and out of clouds but the breezes are what make it pleasant.
The USS Arizona Memorial was everything I expected.