Friday, November 7, 2008

Snorkeling in Maui

During our weekend in Maui we went on a full morning snorkeling trip with Boss Frog’s aboard the Quicksilver. The trip snorkel gear, breakfast, a BBQ lunch, ice cold drinks, two snorkel sites, a great boat ride and $1 drinks after the snorkeling was finished. All that for about $40/person including tax and boat fees.

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Playing with the features on Krista’s new camera, Cannon IXY910IS.

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Jenny

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Looking back at Maui

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Nice Mai Tai’s Jon!

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Kaho╩╗olawe, an uninhabited Hawaiian Island. This island was used by the navy for military training. During the 90’s the island was turned back over to the State of Hawai’i and since then there has been an extensive cleanup of unexploded ordinances on and around the island.

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Snorkeling at Molokini,an offshore crescent moon-shaped volcanic crater south of Ma‘alaea Bay, Maui. The islet is a Hawaii State Seabird Sanctuary, and very popular snorkeling location.

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Jon

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Pink Tail Triggerfish

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Lau’i Pala- Yellow Tang

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Sea Urchin

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Krista

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Kikakapu- Threadfin Butterflyfish

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Nenue Lowfin Chub

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Humuhumu-Ele’ele – Black Durgon Triggerfish

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Humuhumu-Ele’ele – Black Durgon Triggerfish

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Honu- Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle at Turtle Town Maui

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Kala- Unicornfish

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Honu- Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle at Turtle Town Maui

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Black Sea Urchins

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All of the underwater pictures are taken with Jenny’s Olympus Stylus 720SW.

We had a great time snorkeling around Maui and can’t wait to do it again in December. There are many different companies that you can go snorkeling with so make sure you shop around for the best deal for you!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Food on Maui

One of the first places we ate in Maui was at Cheeseburger in Paradise. This place has the hype of a great cheeseburger joint with all the fixings. It had a decent atmosphere to it as we sat next to the window overlooking the water. This place is always packed!

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Instead of ordering a huge meal, we ordered mini burgers and onion rings. The onion rings were great, but the burgers were mediocre at best. For all the hype this place had, you could get a better burger elsewhere for less.

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Mmmmmm big crispy onion rings :)

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One of the other places we ate at was Lahaina Grille and Oyster Bar. This place had an upscale atmosphere to it and on some nights it turns in to a night club open til late.

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We ordered a bottle of Prosecco to go with our meal.

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California roll appetizer.

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Fresh oysters from the oyster bar.

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Mahi Mahi with lobster skewers and mango rice.

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Roast Chicken.

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Cheese steak sandwich.

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The oysters took forever to get to our table so we had a chocolate brownie on the house!

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We love our chocolate brownies, but we sure miss the food back in Korea!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sunset in Lahaina, Maui

Maui is one of the most beautiful places in the world and as such it has some of the most glorious sunsets!

Here is a sample of some of our favorite pics, enjoy!

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Driving along the coast to our hotel.

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Sunset along Front Street.  Front St. is the main tourist road in Lahaina, it is lined with little gift shops, many art galleries and various pubs.

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We stayed at the Best Western Pioneer Inn located between Front Street and the wharf.  We chose this hotel because it was in the main area and within walking distance to all the shops and pubs.

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