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Published: February 25th 2019
This being Jan and my last full day on Maui, I wanted to start with breakfast at Cheeseburger in Paradise, one of my favorite things to do while here. They have a great breakfast and good Bloody Marys. Well that was the plan as of last night. As it turned out, we didn't get going early enough to make the 11:00 AM breakfast deadline (Alert The Press!), so It would be lunch instead. It was a fabulous day, severe clear and 81 degrees. After Jan got me mellowed out with two Bloodies, she asked me to go shopping with her. Just a few shops she said. Those of you that know me know that shopping is not something I do very often, close to never. When she told me that she wanted to find something for our grandson, Bobby, I was more motivated to do it. So we strolled Front St. in Lahaina checking out the shops and people watching.
When we got back to the resort, we went down to the pool to get some more sun. Pretty soon it was 5:00 and a Hawaiian group started performing. Every Thursday, the resort has a Hawaiian show for
the guests. It was a three piece group and a bunch of different hula dances. Our favorite was this cute little girl doing the hula.
We then watched one of the beautiful Maui sunsets over the island of Lanai. All in all a wonderful day.
During our stay, every time we went shopping we looked for the somewhat famous Maui potato chips. The original is named Kitch'n Cook'd Maui Potato Chips and they are wonderful. We first had them on our honeymoon in 1977 and have gotten them on every other trip to Maui. We never found them in any store. There are many copycat Maui chips, but none that we have tried measure up to Kitch'n Cook'd. I was on a mission to find them before we went home. After doing an internet search, we found the factory in Kahului, the town where the airport is. Since we were flying out at 5:15 PM and had to check out of the condo at 11:00, we drove to the Maui Potato Chip Factory. Wow. The place looked like it hasn't been touched or painted since they
Factory in Kahului where the chips are made.
started the business in 1959. They have an outlet store in the factory and we ordered a box of the chips to be shipped home and also bought a bag of them to eat, which we did pretty quickly. Can't wait for them to show up at home.
It was a wonderful vacation and I think we will be going back again. I've also put some miscellaneous photos of our trip in this last entry, including a sea turtle that was right in front of our condo, so please check them out. (Don't forget that the photos are enlarged by clicking on them.)
Mahalo and Aloha!
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